It is important to know why a Check engine light blinks. In many cars, when it blinks so many times, it is indicating a code, which is indicating the problem number for the specific car.
have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
If your check engine light is blinking with the engine running that is indicating a misfire - get your vehicle scanned for any trouble codes to diagnose and then repair the problem
get it checked, because if the ligt blinks, something is wrong.
you should check your engine...like now...
my check engine light stays on and the o/d light blinks....what could this mean?
A blinking check engine light indicates an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
A flashing check engine light is an indication of a misfire. Immediate catalytic converter damage is possible.
If the check engine light is blinking that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
cycle the key three times and count the blinks of the check engine light
The computer does tests as you drive the car. It has found a problem in a component and is telling you about it. You will have to check for sure but it sounds like code 23 possible Air flow metering problem.
Well With The Check Engine Light on It can Be many problems. If The Check Engine Light Blinks when you hit The gas and The car stutters makeing it feel like a tranny problem it might be a misfire. A misfire can be caused by spark plugs but most likey in the navigator it is a ingnition coil problem. 1st i would go to a repair shop and put it on the the computer to find out the trouble code for the check engine light and take it from there.
If the check engine light is blinking with the engine running , a spark plug misfire has been detected - get it scanned for trouble codes in order to diagnose and then repair the problem as soon as possible . If you don't , and continue driving with the check engine light blinking , you risk damaging your catalytic converter
get a haynes manual at a library
You turn off the check engine light on any vehicle by finding out why it is on and fixing the problem. That light is on because one of the electrical leads going to the engine's computer is saying, "We have a problem." You can hook up the car to a computer and find out what the problem is. You can attach a light down below the dash and count the number of times it blinks and check a chart to get the number and then compare the number to a chart and find the problem. Or, you can cut the wire behind the dash.
Have vehicle scanned to determine problem
If your check engine light is blinking , an engine cylinder misfire has been detected The vehicle needs to be scanned for trouble code(s) to diagnose and then repair the problem
That is the check engine light. It blinks under a severe misfire.
The check engine light comes on in a car when there is a problem with the engine. It will go off or be reset when the problem is fixed.
Numerous things could cause this problem. Most of them are nothing to worry about. As long as you are talking about the AMBER "check engine light"... Since it blinks, I would check with a Dealer first. The blinking indicates a possible future problem. Once it is steady, the car has identified a problem. One thing to check... Make sure the gas cap is tight!!! No idea how the car runs or idles, so difficult to figure...bring it in.
If it is not on, you do not have a problem.
get a new one
Either with a scan tool or by turning key on,off,on,off,on and counting the blinks.
check engine light means a problem with the emission system
You have a serious problem. Have your car looked at before you drive it.