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1988 cad. cimarron. dash lights flash. idle is up and down

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cooling fan runs. i was...
1988 cad. cimarron. dash lights flash. idle is up and down cooling fan runs. i was told tail light fuse. didnt fix it ?????
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Cadillac Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Do the dash lights flash and idle coincide? Or is it 2 separate symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
they coincide. it says ERROR on the dash also
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it starts and runs. dash lights flash idle races up and down. and cooling fans come on
Cadillac Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have voltmeter? Can you monitor battery voltage while engine is running? hopefully while it is acting up.Do you have any trouble codes?

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