engine light blinking on 1997 Ford Taurus

the engine light started to blink when u was going down the hiway about 75 whats the probelm

by in South Haven, MI on April 30, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 30, 2010
my side hurts, whats wrong? You need to have your vehicles ODB2 system scanned for the trouble code(s) to determine the cause of the light
ANSWER by on April 30, 2010
A Check Engine Light that blinks is more serious than a check engine light that comes on and stays on. It is a sign of impending damage to the Catalytic Converter and is a fault that needs to be fixed immediately. If the Check Engine light/Service Engine Soon light illuminates while you are driving, the car's on board computer sees a fault in the engines management system that is causing an excess amount of pollutants to be emitted from your car. This could result in engine damage if left neglected. Some problems that can cause the Check Engine light to stay on may take two "drive cycles' to complete before illuminating the Check Engine Light. The computer sees a problem and looks for an identical set of circumstances to occur to confirm that it has indeed seen a problem before turning on the light. A Check Engine light that continually flashes while you are driving is serious and is a sign that the computer sees a problem that seriously risks damaging the catalytic converter which may result in an expensive repair or even may cause a fire! Diagnostic codes are stored in the vehicle's computer and can be retrieved using a scantool that communicates with the computer in your car. We have in our Repairpal website an encyclopedia with in depth articles about computer, and computer control systems, emission and driveability problems. http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light
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