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Check engine light flickers or stays on intermittently.

I have a 2001 Mazda Protege.  When it first started months ago I was going up a mt. and car started shaking, losing power, feeling like it would die.  Took to mechanic who said it needed new spark plugs & that there was a random misfire.  Changed plugs and it ran ok but light kept coming on.  Last wk. had an oil change & he cleaned the fuel injection system - he said one of the cylinders was misfiring.  A few days later, tried to start the car and it shook, died, black smelly exhaust. Then it started fine. That happened one more time as I was driving up the hill but it cleared up and I was able to continue driving - now it starts fine but the light stills goes on and off.  My brother thinks that when he fills up tank the light does not come on for a few days after until the gas gets low.

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The vent on the gas tank may be plugged

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