New member, first time poster...I have a 2001 Rav4 2wd with 190k miles on her. I have a rebuilt transmission in her now since January (I wasn't aware of the ECM settlement AT ALL and when I had the tranny redone, my RAV had 177K miles. That's a whole other thread in itself. Yesterday, my check engine light started blinking. It is on all the time, but this is the first time it blinked. My car started to ride "clunky" for lack of a better description and it startled me. I pulled over, checked my oil (it was just changed Oct. 13) and it was fine. I restarted my car, fingers crossed, and the light had stopped blinking and no more "clunkiness." Per the suggestion of the O'Reilly's guy, I bought a fuel injection cleaner and put it in last night. I haven't had anymore blinking today. I honestly have no clue about cars other than changing bulbs and wiper blades so this blinking engine light is like rocket science to me.
I also had them check my codes and it gave these:
P0420 (cat converter)
This scares me.
I have no real idea what these mean, but they can't be good. After spending $3500 on a rebuilt tranny, I am tapped out of car funds. Does anyone know why my check engine could've started blinking and then stopped?
ANY help is appreciated. I love Betsy (my RAV) and am not ready to lay her to rest just yet. Thank you! By the way, I am SO glad I stumbled across this site. People here are very helpful and seem to know their RAVs.