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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Question: What would cause my 1998 vw beetle check engine light to blink?

 

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christina1012, Madison Heights, MI, November 25, 2012, 20:41
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It also is shaking,does not want to go over 60mph, and acts like it's going to stall out. someone please help! I just bought tthis vehicle 2 months ago. I just had the fuel sensor replaced about 3 weeks ago, coolant flush, new air filter, and oil changed.

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    your.mechanic November 25, 2012, 20:48
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    A blinking CEL means that there is a misfire that is damaging the catalytic convertor...have that misfire fixed so you don't have to spend extra money on an expensive repair later.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12860 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 26, 2012, 07:07
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    you most likely have a misfire and blinking light is telling you that you may cause more damage if you continue to drive.

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