my check engine light is flashing on and off. what does that mean?

Asked by Jun 19, 2011 at 05:41 PM about the 2000 Mazda Protege LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my check engine light is flashing on and off. what does that mean?

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my check engine light been on for 3yrs now n still no problems,

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It means damage to your catalytic converter is occuring. If your car is running rough and has no power, check your crank position sensor before you dump a bunch of time and money in it.

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On Mazda's, when the check engine light is flashing it means you have a misfire. The most common causes are the ignition coil packs or spark plugs.

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