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Check engine light on and blinking

Van not running good shaking and burning oil low performance

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A flashing check engine light indicates a problem w/ emissions, this is why your car is not running correctly. Bring it to have trouble codes read--scanner is plugged into a port under the dash, codes stored in cars computer are read by scanner, results will indicate what is wrong w/ your van. Auto parts stores offer this service free, as well as advising u what to do. Have it checked out asap, continuing to drive it may result in more costly repairs. Let me know how u do.

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