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how to fix a flashing check engine light

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Delta Thesis, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Dec 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    Delta Thesis

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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    you need to go to Advanceauto they can read the code for free, then you can fix it. if you want to shut it off disconnect your Neg . battery cable
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    Only time mine flashes is when I'm approaching an oil change interval.

    I'm going to assume this isn't the case with your truck
     
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  4. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    advanceauto or autozone will read it for free and give you a printout on the codes and what part to replace, or get the codes and use the search button here. if you turn off the CEL with the neg. batt. cable, the codes will still be stored in the ECU to read later
     
  5. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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  6. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    The reason for your flashing check engine light is a misfire. A HEAVY one. You may want to make sure your ignition coil is good. You may also want to consider checking your head gasket to make sure it's not damaged. From what I remember, those engines are good at blowing head gaskets. Especially in the higher mileage range.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    the 3.0 v6 blows head gaskets, the OPs 22R is solid as a rock
     
  8. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    :kov:
     
  9. Dec 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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  10. Dec 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    Maybe I was thinking of bent valves. One of the 4 cylinder toyota engines that is in the trucks eithet blows gaskets or bends valves.
     

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