Q: Engine Light Blinking on and off, then dissapear

asked by on January 24, 2017

I am describing fully because i know there were so many factors that could have caused it, One- we had a Nor'easter in my area so heave non stop rain. And I did not drive it for a day. This mornings as I started the car, I admit I dont wait very long for warm up but this has always been my practice. As I accelarated in drive I can here some sort of clicking then the engine light was blinking on and off as the car was very rough driving. THen I pulled over. For a little while, turned the car off. Then as I started to drive again, it started again..however after the car started to get warmer and accelarating to highway speeds, the car returned to smooth driving again and the light never came back on. While it this worked out, I want to know if this is something that is serious. I just replaced the radiator last week, where the engine was over heating, and I had to drive it some to get to a mechanic, so I know that could have caused some thing.

My car has 101496 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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