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Old 03-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Blinking CEL

Today. I was driving around and I threw my car into sport mode for like 10seconds. All of a sudden the CEL started blinking, then disappeared . I pulled over and shut the car off and turned it on. The light hasn't come on since but I am afraid to put the car in sport mode again. Anyone experience this problem before?
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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Never seen one blink because it went into spot mode.

The only reason it would blink would be for something serious like a misfire or something that will quickly damage the cat. May want to get to a code reader or Tech 2.
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Was it a consistent blink, or a little sporatic? Feel like the car was misfiring?
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It was more sporadic. Then it completely disappeared. I have never seen the car do that before. I can't pulled any codes cause the CEL isn't on anymore.
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Sounds like you were probably getting a string of misfires.

Plugs/DI would be where I would look first.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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Sounds like you were probably getting a string of misfires.

Plugs/DI would be where I would look first.
Alright. I do have some brand new plugs that I need to have installed. They also need to be correctly Gapped before I can install them. I will have that done my next oil change next week, see what happens.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:30 AM   #7
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You can still pull codes if the CEL is off. They are stored.
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