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  • avatar 0patience 01/21/11 9:48 pm PST

    Most auto parts chain stores (autozone, etc.) will pull the codes for free.
    It would be helpful to know what the fault codes are.

    That being said, I will say this and you can make the decision based on this information.
    A solid check engine light is a fault that will affect emissions. More often than not, it isn't something that will cause short term damage.
    A flashing check engine light indicates that there is an engine damaging fault. Among these faults could be multiple cylinder misfire or something that severely affects the engine.

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  • 0patience 01/21/11 9:48 pm PST

    Most auto parts chain stores (autozone, etc.) will pull the codes for free.
    It would be helpful to know what the fault codes are.

    That being said, I will say this and you can make the decision based on this information.
    A solid check engine light is a fault that will affect emissions. More often than not, it isn't something that will cause short term damage.
    A flashing check engine light indicates that there is an engine damaging fault. Among these faults could be multiple cylinder misfire or something that severely affects the engine.

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