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My car started knocking and jerking realy bad felt like I was driving on flat tire then engine light came on

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Was the light flashing? Your description sounds like an engine misfire.If an autozone or advanced auto is available in your area they usually acan scan these at no charge to you. The codes that are stored will be very helpful in diagnosing your problem.Let us know what the codes are and will help as much as possible.

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