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|||I lost engine power and had a flashing check engine light. Car will idle but will spit when given gas. Also has a very bad miss. When put in gear it spits and dies.

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It could be something as simple as a clogged fuel filter, timing could be out...or it could be worse. Check the engine light and count the flashes. This is done by turning the key once...not on...just to the first position. Count the flashes...this is a code. From there you can look up the code on line and possibly determine where the problem is.
If you take it to a garage they can hook it up to a diagnostic machine...I'm thinking you'll have to call a tow truck though...sorry.
Hope this helps to some degree.

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Flashing light is bad, that means the misfire is so bad that the cat converter is being damaged. could be a fuel pressure issue or more. have a qualified shop ck it over,

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