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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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I've just had warning light number 12 flash on my dash and

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I've just had warning light number 12 flash on my dash and my car is running rough
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: No but all lights / dashboard are working fine
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2004 RR Vogue
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing as yet just wondering what it might be?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that's about it

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
OK thanks

Hey how are you

The flashing check engine is a random multiple misfire , plugs ,coils ,fuel pressure ,vacuum leaks etc..?

how many miles you have on it now & has it ever been tuned up ?

lets start here & we go from there

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Mmmm ok - its due a service. Has 280,000 on clock and has been serviced at every 10,000 intervals...

now to be accurate ,we need to have it scanned with a capable scanner and retrieve fault codes,based on these fault codes i can pull up troubleshoot and be accurate for you ,if go to local parts store now days they scan it for free and give these fault number

ok it is been serviced as far as fluids and filters but how about tune up ?

get it scanned and post fault codes back ,here for me & i can help you further ,but at mileage i suspect plugs & coils ,you NeED to start there

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok thanks

ANY SMOKE FROM TAIL PIPE ?

ARE YOU LOSING ANY OIL ?IF NO , GO FOR TUNE UP AND HAVE FUEL PRESSURE & INTAKE GASKET CHECKED ?

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