Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-33384-h39qwljs:173:8

Q: Engine lite just started flashing on and off and the car is shaking while in the stopped position

asked by on

The check engine light just started flashing on and off this evening and the car is shaking slightly when in the stopped or idle position while the engine is still running. I've had an oil change within the last month and I haven't had any problems with the car or the engine up until this point. I've had the car for 4 years but I haven't had a full tune up as well so I'm guessing that may be the problem. Replacing spark plugs but I don't want to speculate.

My car has 76000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The flashing check engine light is letting ...

The flashing check engine light is letting you know that there is a problem that is urgent or the catalyst may be damaged. You most likely have a failed ignition coil or failed spark plug. In order to find out what engine cylinder is having a problem you would need to have the check engine diagnosed to get the codes that are set in the computer. You may have cylinder misfire codes or coil failure codes. Once the coil that has failed is identified then also it would be a good idea to replace all the spark plugs along with replacing the bad coil or coils. Then clear the codes and road test to make sure engine is running smooth again.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: check engine light came on for about a week then went off for a couple of days and now has returned

Hi there: Looks like you've got two separate issues and questions here. First, if the check engine light came on, vanished and returned again, that's typically an indicator that the ECU (engine control unit) registered an error code or trouble...

Q: Misfire in cylinder 2 and 6

It is possible that you have an ignition coil going bad. Once heat builds up, resistance in the ignition coils increase. If you have a weak coil, it will sometimes cause a misfire when it is hot. The misfires...

Q: What does it cost to replace the front end?

The cost of this repair would depend on the exact parts that require replacement. There are multiple parts on the front of the vehicle including suspension parts and brake Parts. Depending on which parts have failed you may need to...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.