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My check engine light came on so I had the computer checked. No real problem so computer was reset. 2 days later my Escape started cutting out like the gas flow wasn't constant? ( I could smell a bit of a gas smell)and the check engine light started flashing. I was able to get it home but was running poorly and light is on constantly now. Any one know what the problem most likely is?

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    Robert Veldman May 11, 2010

    I suspect that you have a bad coil... if it's a V6. I have a V6 with 100,000 and had a bad coil. But we should have some more info: 4cyl or V6? mileage? What was the first code? And you really need to get the latest code for the CEL.

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When a check engine light blinks it indicates a catalyst damaging misfire. vehicle should not be driven when it is blinking. possible problems for the misfire could be easy like worn spark plugs or more difficult like mechanical issues with valves or bad compression.

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