engine sensor light is flashing

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Asked by Apr 09, 2015 at 01:31 PM about the 1998 Honda Accord

Question type: General

My engine sensor light has been on for quite some time but my mechanic has checked it out and it's fine.  I just started noticing yesterday the engine light is now flashing slowly.

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Go to Autozone and have the codes read. Post them back here. The check engine light is on for a reason. Did your mechanic ever say why it was on to begin with? Did he give you an error code?

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My mechanic said it's typical of Honda cars. I'll check out Autozone. Thank you for your response.

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That's the standard canned response a mechanic gives for 'I don't know" Like Reelin68 said, it's on for a reason -- a fault has been detected by the OBDII and a flashing light indicates a more serious fault than a steady on. There is nothing 'typical' about it. Honda is a well-engineered car Do what Reelin68 suggested asap

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Find a new mechanic! A flashing check engine light is warning you that the engine is misfiring and the catalytic converter is being damaged. It's not normal by any means. HTH. -Jim

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Nuff Said! Your mechanic is a jerk.

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