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Car is jerking engine light is flashing and smell gas

I have a 2000 nissian sentra the car just started jerking and the engine light keeps flashing and the gas ordor is strong

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With modern cars it is bad when the engine light just comes on and the vehicle does something very different. It should not be driven. If the car is smelling of fuel and jerking it is because it's miss-firing (i.e. one or more cylinder is not getting spark but is getting fuel). This can be anything from electrical/electronic to mechanical like a broken rotor cap (as an example). The good thing, is that the light is coming on and a mechanic can check the ECU for error codes. Alternatively, you can buy or barrow one your self and check it out on your own (I think even certain auto-part stores will check it for you as long as you get in the zone;). 1996 is a good year for that since that is when OBDII started and all vehicles started using the same port to check for issues.

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The flashing check engine light means that you have a serious misfire and you should stop driving the car immediately and have it checked out before you cause damage to the engine or the exhaust system. a serious misfire means that one or more cylinders are not firing and burning the fuel in the cylinder therefor; dumping raw fuel into the exhaust which can create hazardous emissions and damage your catalytic converter. misfires can be caused by a few problems such as, spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, ignition coils, and coil module. i'd start by checking for spark at each spark plug if there is no spark at one or more plugs check the wires and coil or distributor (i'm not sure if that car has a distributor or coils) if you have spark check for timing being out of spec.if a timing belt or chain jumped a tooth it will cause a misfire and jerking as well. start with checking those things out, hopefully you find the problem!

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You have a major system failure that will destroy your catalytic converter very quickly. you have too much fuel being injected into your engine. Drive directly to the repair shop, have them check for engine control failure codes and fix car.

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