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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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Engine is shaking a yellow blinking light is coming on, its

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Engine is shaking a yellow blinking light is coming on
JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?
Customer: its the {!} light and it blinks steady
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2010 jeep wrangler jk unlimited sport
JA: Are you fixing your Wrangler yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The jeep overheated and we put new water and antifreeze in the radiator but when we tried to start it i got a low power symbol so we tried jumping it. Ended up towing it home because it wouldnt start and now the engine spudders and when it finally starts after like 3 clicks it makes a loud engine noise and i get the flashing light {!} and it turned off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
jeep did not hit the red line, was about 3/4 on the heat gauge
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

You need to get the codes. You could have a misfire due to the overheat.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i tried to pull the codes but it just said -------- then --done---
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Sometimes the key dance does not always show the codes. Do you have a scan tool?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No i do not.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

what kind of engine noise is it making, a knock?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its not knocking but more like a very load idle at 1-2000 rpms
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

An overheat can cause major engine damage. I would do a compression test on the motor just to see what you are working with.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

It could be a coil pack issue as well, it sounds like you have a misfire.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Check spark, fuel, compression. You can disconnect the coils while its idling to see which cylinder is misfiring.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thank you. Can i recontact you tomorrow? Its 9 pm now and i wont be able to test this until the morning
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Sure, no problem have a good night.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

ok. thanks

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

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