2000 Ford Taurus Flashing Check engine light. Mechanic states there is low compression. Is the vehicle safe to drive in this condition? Thanks for info.
A flashing check engine light means an engine misfire. So how did your mechanic come to that conclusion??? Did he do a compression test or a cylinder leak down test??? A misfire can be caused by a multitude of things. Cylinder leakage past a valve can be one. This does not show up on a compression test unless you have a major failure. It could be a bad spark plug. If it's a Duratec it could be a coil. Get the code or codes and post it here. You could do some damage driving it this way.
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