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While driving my 2003 chrysler voyager started to shake and the check engine light came on and began to flash. Any ideas on what could cause this?

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A flashing CEL means the PCM has detected an error with the emissions system. The shaking you describe is indicative of a misfire, likely due to a bad spark plug, spark plug wire, or a vacuum leak somewhere. Check the obvious stuff first and perform a tune up if you have the capabilities to. There's a way to toggle the ignition key to get the odometer to display diagnostic codes. There are several sites that explain that process so I won't repeat it here. The diagnostic codes will help guide you in the correct direction.

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    It probably won't hurt to drive it that far once or twice, but assuming that the misfire involves unburned fuel entering the exhaust, that will cause the catalytic converters to get really hot and start to melt internally. I'm not sure anyone really knows how little/much driving it would take to destroy the converters.

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It needs to be scanned for the right diagnosis

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