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Hey Miles ,did you get any codes from computer ? with car off put key in ignition and turn it off and on 3 times fast without starting motor and stop with key on ,that will activate on board diagnostic watch where speedometer millage counter is it will show codes ,example =P0442
when you see them wright them down ,when all codes have been retrieved dash will say DONE that's a start. most part stores can tell you what codes mean. I hope this helped if it did please check box below (helpful), thanks Woody.
Is the rattling sound coming from the exhaust? I'm wondering if perhaps you have a loose catalytic converter. P0300 (multiple cylinder misfires) and P0306 (cylinder #6 misfire detected) are probably the cause as to why the car is sluggish, shakes, runs rough and lacks power. Make sure to take a close look at your ignition system (spark plugs, ignition wires, coils...). A spray bottle filled with soapy water can help you find voltage leaks on the wires and coils. Just spray the wires and coils and look for arcing. Replace any component that arcs. Other causes can be fuel injectors, vacuum leaks...).
Rough idle, flashing CEL, low power would indicate a faulty ignition coil. A armchair diagnosis would be to replace the ignition coil. You'll have to swap the the contact stems (rubber conductors between the coils and the spark plugs) and the igniter module.
Simple task requiring a 10 mm socket and ratchet, a 10mm box end wrench, a T-15 torx bit with adapter and a new coil pack. Cost around $100 and takes a half-hour.
i would think a plugged fuel injector on # 6 cylinder could be the problem,or a big vacuum leak at that cylinder
a valve burnt/stuck could be but you dont see much of that anymore
could be coolant leaking into cylinder from leaky haed gasket but you would have to add coolant every so often
i would check #6 cyl. spark plug after driveing around a while if it looks new, ie no deposits on it then an injector would be what i would change next
The ignition coil should be fine at that mileage. If spark plugs do not fix it suspect a faulty MAF sensor. If the MAF is sending a bad signal it will affect with the idle as the ecu is trying to compensate for the MAF.