Dave That is a emmissons system problem! All post 1996 cars have a OBD2
engine monitor system to check various operations. There are nearly 500
codes and you need to go to a Auto ZONE,Pep Boys, or what ever garage with a
scan tool. Don't bother shoping for a OBD2 code scaner, they retail at
$200!! It could be a sensor has gone bad or in my case a bad coil pack
screwing up the ignition. A list of codes is in the engine section of the
Haynes repair manual book at the parts store for like $5.....
A blinking MIL indicates a constant misfire posing danger to the cat.
Under this condition, large
quantities of unburned fuel are released into the exhaust system, and
catalytic converter failure (meltdown) becomes imminent. The situation needs
rectified immediately (if it's not already too late) or you will be
looking at a very unpleasant bill for converter replacement.
On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 13:53:53 -0700, Willywanka wrote:
I replaced the plugs and wires yesterday. It seems to run better. The plugs
were probably original equipment judging from the look of them. One had an
electrode completely burned off, and another was wet.
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