What does a flashing service engine light mean?

Asked by Dec 08, 2007 at 09:49 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Corsica

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car lurches as if the fuel filter is stopped up and the service engine light is flashing.

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Flashing SES light indicates a serious malfunction that could be causing catalytic convertor or engine damage. Have the codes read and the problem fixed ASAP.

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Could be a bad fuel pump. I know on my SVT when my pump was giving me issues, I was getting a fuel pressure code on OBDII. Could be the same deal for you.

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