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My engine light keeps flashing and the car is sputtering and has a smell coming from under the hood

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Have someone run the codes on the engine and then you will know what it is. If it is flashing then you are throwing codes to find out. The auto parts houses around you will do it for free. If not you should have it towed to a mechanic to get a diagnosis so you do not ruin the engine depending on what the problem is.

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SOURCE: MPV 2001 burning smell, high whine?

Sounds like either a fan belt or a drive belt needs to be replaced...

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SOURCE: Hole in the large hose

i am assuming that it is not a water hose as you have not mentioned water leaks.

this would probably mean it is part of the engine breather system, or the vacuum hose for the brake servo.
a leak in eather of these would result in air being constantly drawn into the engine, giving a weak air/petrol mixture which will result in erratic performace and "spluttering".

replace the hose first.
if the problem persists after replacing the hose, feel free to write again.

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