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Engine runs very rough when sitting in traffic and

Engine runs very rough sometimes, not only when sitting in traffic, but also at times when travelling down the highway, with my foot on the gas. It acts like it's going to die, but hasn't .....yet....then the AC blows hot air. The check engine light comes on and then goes off for a period of several days sometimes, but then comes back on. It also seems like there are power problems. Sometimes when taking off on a hill, I am pressing on the gas, and the RPM's are going up, but it is very slow to respond.

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