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1997 camry sputtering - blinking engine light

Had an engine replaced on 97 camry, seemed fine for a week except transmission shifted jumpy from 1st to 2nd. (which it may have been doing all along) Had mechanic look at transmission and he said nothing specific came up with computer check etc. Car has 200,000 miles. Drove it couple of miles from mechanic and warning engine light began flashing and car started sputtering. What could it be? Mechanic said to bring it back, has to put it on the computer to test what is wrong. Dont think I can drive it the 20 miles.....

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Can be many things, need to hook it up to scanner.. if u live close to AutoZone or Advance Auto they will check for code free.

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