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1999 Lexus RX300 Question: check engine light is on steady, then flashes occasionally



melbell, 3.0L V6, Evanston, WY, March 07, 2012, 07:01

recently had a timing valve replaced and 5 coils. Oil level got real low before it was fixed.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14613 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 07, 2012, 07:07

    the light idicates there is a problem and when it flashes that could be a misfire which can damage other parts,return to repair shop and have it checked very soon

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    March 07, 2012, 07:27

    the vvt solenoid, that is the timing valve you indicated, is common for sludging up from oil sludge.
    the system needs to be flushed very well, replace the valve.
    adding to the other answer, which I totally agree, the flashing is a missfire. get it checked soon before you damage the cat converter.


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