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Check engine light stays on and my car has a little shake to it

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    Brett Duxbury Apr 26, 2017

    Hi stephanie wespon, how much oil is in the engine . check dip stick ? Are fan belts ok ?

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You may have clogged fuel injectors. You should go to your local auto parts store and get a recommended fuel injector cleaner for starters. They may have a computer analysis that they can connect to your vehicle to find out what code that your check engine is throwing. Usually they will do this for free.

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SOURCE: check engine light on, car shakes while in reverse, stalls ...

it could be your mass air flow sensor? try checking that

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SOURCE: 1998 toyota corolla shakes before 2 rpm, check engine lights up

Not sure what is causing it, but it sounds like you're running on 3 cyllinders. Check plugs, wires, timing . timing belt may have jumped, bad injector, low fuel pressure.

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SOURCE: tcs light, check engine light flashing and constant shaking..

Use an OBDII scanner, some auto parts stores will do this for you free of charge.
Codes P0300 through P0306 indicate mis-fire and you may also get codes reflecting Cat damage from running that way.
I know of one TL from this series (2000 3.2 TL) which had a warranty REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION!!! free of charge and this very problem was solved. I still do not know why they were related. Talk to Acura customer relations about this.

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SOURCE: The car shakes while idling and the check engine

sounds like a misfire should take car to shop asap could be causing damage to car

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SOURCE: Shaking engine, weak power, blinking check engine light

You have a bad coil pack, they usually crack from age and heat. It's best to replace them all. Check for a VW recall on this item.

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