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Service engine llight flashing

(1999 Pontiac Grand Am)
in Edinburg, TX on May 11, 2009
i had just posted a question about my car hesitant to accelerate and making an ungly grinding noise, well the service engine light is on and its flashes on and off and matte answered my question and provided me a link and it said if the serice engine light flashes that it can cause a fire if i dont take care of it because the catalytic converter may be overheating can that be the problem?
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The "Service Engine Soon Light" having illuminated means your cars on board diagnostic system has seen a problem with the emission control system that is causing a problem that can cause higher than allowed pollutants to be emitted from yor car.This may of may not be noticed by drivability isssues. A "flashing" Service engine soon light means the on board computer sees a serious problem that may quickly cause damage tothe catayltic convertor. It is important to get this checked out as soon as possible the manufacturer will tell you switch off the car and tow the car to a repair shop.
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