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Old 08-28-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Flashing check engine light after hard pull

Anyone ever had this issue. Did a hard pull up to 4th just for fun, when I started slowing down the engine light started flashing for a minute then went away. Haven't seen it since.

If I had to make a guess, its that the plugs got soaked in unburnt fuel from pushing down on the pedal and it didn't ignite it all. Engine light went away after the fuel burned off. But that's a wild guess. I'm not too concerned. Any inputs though?

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You're close.
The flashing CEL is often a misfire that is detected.
If you scan for trouble codes, there should be a "pending" code that will tell you what happened.

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I've had the same situation in my wife's minivan. I wasn't concerned at the time either. But, I had a problem with a misfire in that same cylinder a few months later.

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