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When the malfunction indicator light is blinking this indicates that an engine misfire has been detected by the engine computer.In some cases this can cause the ESP/TCS light to come on as well.
What needs to be done from here is to have the fault codes read out of all computers using a scan tool or computer that will plug into your vehicle and can read all computers.Once this has been done any codes set will need to be diagnosed to locate and repair the fault here.
What will cause the misfire is a fault with a spark plug or injector or low cylinder compression in most cases.Once the codes are read out then it can be further tested to locate the fault causing this and repaired.
Most shops or a dealer can usually diagnose this fault here and then repair it as well.Since there are so many different components that can cause this issue this will have to be done to locate the fault here.
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