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    Check engine light keeps flashing

    Good Day Guys

    I have recently purchased a 1998 Impreza WRX Jap Spec. The check engine light keeps flashing and the car cuts out at 5000rpm. The only mods I can see is a front mounted intercooler and a 76mm exhaust. I think the car is chipped, but not sure as the car came in this condition from Japan. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    The check engine light flashes when the ECU detects knock. You may want to try and find a stock ECU and install that in place of the current ECU. I'm not exactly sure how to help you.

    You may be able to use a Tactrix OBD2-USB port cable to reflash the ECU but I am not sure if that model year JDM Impreza is supported.

    Good luck, other members will chime in.
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