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Check engine light has been on for a few months, and flashing whenever i accelerate between 20-45 MPH. now whenever i start it, the engine shakes and shutters for 5-10 seconds before either idleing normal or stalling.

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Why is the check light on for months?
As soon as you get a light on, you have the possibility of a stored code, and a place to start your diagnostic testing, immediately.
After 30 years of electronic systems, installed on vehicles, I don't see why people don't understand how their vehicles function.
Take it to a repair shop, as soon as the light comes on. Then you find out what may be the issues, where as waiting, could possibly cause further problems or damage.

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