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


Asked by Mar 09, 2010 at 07:55 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car as been acting funny it acts like it wants to cut off but it doesnt and my check engine light flash on and off i just got a rebuild transmission put in a few days ago

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Jaime Flores

take it to inspection, they probably just need to reset the computer... they act funny if they disconnect them and connect them again. probably they disconnect a sensor when they swap the tranny

Derek Platt

if its flashing it means catalitic damage is possible, u probely have a cylinder not firing.

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Michael Valentich

It could be anything, but i would go to a place that can plug in the obd2 reader (little computer that is pluged in to the car to run diagnostics) so that you know what code the car is throwing.

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