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Engine choking out while driving.

My van recently started running wierd. When I push the gas there is no power and it feels as though the engine is choking. When going down the road the check engine light starts flashing. I have not checked the codes yet. I also hear a strange sucking sound from under the hood when the gas is stepped on. I'm hoping its just a vaccuum line. Any words would help. Thanx

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  • iamzbob Jun 15, 2009

    I went to my local advance auto parts store to test the codes and their little machine didn't work on my van. Around the same time as these problems started, a flange? on the catalytic converter came loose and is now rattling loose on the pipe. Also when I put it in neutral it idles better. %$##^# POS!!!! Thanx

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It could be a that you need a new fuel filter, or maybe the injectors need changed.

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