So my engine light has been on for months and they just diagnosed it as an electrical issue, that it was not a big deal. Today my engine light started flashing and my car started shaking. Every time I would accelerate it would shake more. Some people have told me it could be a possible misfire? Any thoughts?
Engine Light Flashing on 2000 Lexus RX300
by cayala90 in Des Moines, IA on September 28, 2011
ANSWER by patrick mannion on September 28, 2011
That car is not that complex. People frequently fight with Evap Emission codes on that car, usually the emission control charcoal canister assembly goes bad, but the problem you have now will most likely be a failed ignition coil see them fail a lot.
ANSWER by chinasinoy on September 30, 2011
what code? You can post it.
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