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  • avatar karjunkie 11/30/08 9:36 am PST

    From your description it sounds like you have a problem with the turbo. The CEL is telling you that something is wrong and the next step is to check the fault codes for specifics.You should go to your mechanic or local auto parts store and have them hook up an OBDII scanner to the car and check for any fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this for free. This will tell you if any specific parts, sensors or modules are malfunctioning and need repair or replacement. It will save you hundreds of $$$ if you know what is wrong before replacing a lot of expensive parts. If you need help with the codes and what they mean, just come back here and we will try our best to help. Good luck and let us know if you have any follow up questions!

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  • karjunkie 11/30/08 9:36 am PST

    From your description it sounds like you have a problem with the turbo. The CEL is telling you that something is wrong and the next step is to check the fault codes for specifics.You should go to your mechanic or local auto parts store and have them hook up an OBDII scanner to the car and check for any fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this for free. This will tell you if any specific parts, sensors or modules are malfunctioning and need repair or replacement. It will save you hundreds of $$$ if you know what is wrong before replacing a lot of expensive parts. If you need help with the codes and what they mean, just come back here and we will try our best to help. Good luck and let us know if you have any follow up questions!

  • subearu 11/30/08 12:30 pm PST

    Getting the codes read is a good place to start, as already mentioned. However, a flashing CEL always indicates an engine misfire on one or more cylinders. Some OBDII systems won't tell you exactly which cylinder is misfiring, but it should still indicate a similar code. Likely a spark plug and/or wire or even a coil could be the culprit.

    If you have never had the spark plugs changed, now would probably be a good time....

    -Brian

  • scanman1 02/19/11 4:41 am PST

    Replace the plug wires and plugs

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