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My service light comes on and off periodiclly, and sometimes the car stalls. What could be causing this problem? And how can I resolve?

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This could be a faulty CKP ro CMP as well. you will need to run a diagnostic scan to actually receive the correct trouble codes in this case. the on and off cycle of the light will usually signal a miss in one or two of the cylinders.

I recommend taking this car to a local Auto Zone auto parts store. they will run a scan for free on your car. this scan will direct you to the actually part or issue that is causing your issues.

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