Usually when a check engine flashes, it indicates a misfire. Have the computer scanned to see if there are any trouble codes stored in it.
Next, start by checking fuel pump pressure. You are having problems with the level sensor and what you described sounds like the engine is starving for fuel. If you need directions, visit our homepage under the DIY section for directions and a video as to how the check fuel pump pressure.
Let me know what you find.
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 8:03 PM