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Engine light is blinking. Car is running rough and sucking gas!

Engine light is blinking. Car is running rough, sucking gas. Just happened.

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Light blinking means a malfuction in computer system, need to run a diagnostic on computer and retrieve codes to futher repair

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Go get the codes read and then you'll know for sure.

Hope this helps. D

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