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2003 Cherokee shifting issue

djcjondarizedjcjondarize Member Posts: 1
edited April 2017 in Jeep
i went to head to work this mornig. last night the suv was fine but in am i was driving and my engine light started flashing so i slowed down to turn around the light stopped flashing but it seems like my jeep wont shift out of first gear. HELP PLEASE??

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    ray80ray80 Member Posts: 1,655
    Flashing CEL? Don't drive it, tow to dealer. May very well drive ok after serious problem indicated resolved
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    edited April 2017
    When the CEL is flashing---Ray 80 is correct----STOP THE CAR. There is some system of the car that is trying to protect itself from further damage. You should take the car to a repair facility and have it scanned for trouble codes.
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    PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    edited April 2017
    I'm half surprised that when a condition exists that's causing a flashing CEL that there isn't an additional light/message on the dash that says Stop NOW. I know... that would be an additional cost to manufacture, but I wonder how many vehicles wind up needing bigger repairs because people might not be aware how serious a flashing CEL is.
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