Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Drives: His: 2000 Sephia; Hers: 2003 Spectra LS
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O/D light flashing + Check Engine?
My husband just called me from the road and reported that after gassing up, our dear 2000 Sephia displayed a check engine light and a flashing Overdrive light.
(We've gone through tightening the gas cap to make the check-engine light go away; we're old pros by now at tightening the cap until it clicks several times, so it's not gas fumes triggering it this time.)
I asked him to turn off the overdrive to see if there would be a change in the lights; the o/d did in fact disengage but the light continued to blink rather than stay on solid.
At the time of the call, he was about 20 miles from home; I told him to just drive it and we'll deal with it later. I'm not sure if our local dealership will be able to take it in tomorrow - their saturdays are usually booked full for weeks.
Anyone have this before? Any ideas on what the problem may be? Any guesses about the roadworthiness for a 120-mile drive on Sunday and taking it to a shop in OKC instead of Tulsa? (As unnecessary background: he works 5 days in OKC and then drives home to Tulsa on Fridays.)
Thanks for any input!