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99 Chevy Malibu twin cam 2.4 engine. Loss power while in cruise control, misfiring, check engine light flashing

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    Antwyan Alexander Apr 18, 2017

    I was told it was the throttle sensor

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The most common problem for a misfire and a flashing check engine light is the ignition coi on plug.
Each spark plug has its own coil pack. With a coil pack failing it will also cause a airflow code as the car will start to run rich. With the vehicle misfiring it can also inhibit the Cruise control but it will not necessarily bring on a gearbox fault. The most common cause of the gearbox fault light coming on as you describe is usually a weak battery.
I would replace the coil pack and have the battery tested.
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