Question by  daughtry (43)

What should I do if the service engine light blinks on my Oldsmobile?

It constantly blinks.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

That light is like a windows error message saying "Caution, something happened." if it's a '96 or newer, have the car scanned, if it's older, good luck.


Answer by  kingseanrocks (6)

You are experiencing a misfire in your engine. You want to avoid driving the vehicle while the Engine light is flashing, you can cause damage to the catalytic converter $$! This may or may not be related to the trac light issue, but either way, you'll need to have this looked at by a competent repair shop, and soon.


Answer by  dannyg28 (3070)

If the service engine light is blinking than you should take your car to a mechaninc and have him hook up the computer to find out what is wrong.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well a blinking engine light signifies a intermittent engine problem. You should check to see if there are any trouble codes stored in the computer. It could be something simply or an important part that only has problems under certain conditions. Either have a shop read the codes or buy a code reader to see.


Answer by  1234563 (112)

If the service engine light blinks on your Oldsmobile it means that you should use extreme caution. Since the blinking light indicates an engine problem, you should bring it to your mechanic to have the car evaluated.


Answer by  oui72 (514)

normally, this means the engine direly needs a check up and replace some parts. Most probably it tells you "i need to refresh too!". Go to accredited car shop.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If the check engine light is on then you should take it to a mechanic or have the codes read. Typically a blinking light is used to indicate a intermittent problem. There should be a code stored to indicate the issue so you can correct it.


Answer by  marla1024 (60)

A blinking check engine light means to get the car to the nearest service station right away. The blinking involves an emergency going on somewhere in your engine and can be very dangerous.


Answer by  Jesse26 (57)

Take her to the shop. Really just take her to any car shop and have her looked over. It may help if you know the man looking over your car, so he doesn't bs you and tell you something wrong when it's not.


Answer by  zacanger (434)

If your car was made after 1996 you can take it to almost any local auto parts store and they can check the codes for you. If not, take it to your mechanic or a local dealer. The codes will tell you at least generally what is wrong with your car.

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