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Check engine light and shaking

Check engine light starts blinking when i have my foot on the gas pedal and it shakes. What can be a possible cause for this?

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Most auto parts stores Advance/ Autozone etc will get the diagnostics codes from cars computer and tell you why the light is on and what the problem is if there is a problem.

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