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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Check Engine light flashing

I have a 2002 taurus Vulcan engine so I was driving my usual driving and my check engine light started flashing for about a min than went off. Car was driving fine didnt felt nothing going on. Continue to drive and the light hasn't came on should I worry or take it in.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 09:32 AM
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Yes, I would have it looked at. Flashing CEL means a severe misfire was detected that was bad enough to damage the catalytic convertors. If it flashes again take it real easy or pull over immediately.
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^^^ +1

Driving with a flashing CEL will quickly cause severe and EXPENSIVE to the cat converters. There will be a DTC (trouble code) stored in the PCM. Swing by a parts store and have them read the codes for free and report back with the code number or numbers.

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It said it was a cylinder 2 misfire that happen
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P0302 code
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Okay, well I would think about testing for strong spark on #2 and pulling the spark plug to have a look.

How many miles on the spark plugs?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 AM
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Read the misfire sticky. Focus on checking/replacing plugs, wires and/or coil.
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Yeah I haven't replace the spark plugs since 2009 the plugs prolly have over 50,000 miles. What's great Spark Plugs and wires I should get.
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For spark plugs use Motorcraft or Autolite double platinum plugs. Do not use Bosch plugs.

For wires I would get the Motorcraft set or ACDelco.
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Autolite Pro (Advance Auto) and Borg-Warner (O'Reilly) are good wire sets too.
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