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Old 11-09-2007, 06:13 PM
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Need Help

i started my car today for the first time in like 3 days and my check engine light was blinking instead of just being idly lit up like usual. when i started driving i noticed the car was shaking even when not moving. when i stopped nd looked under the hood the engine was like bouncing and had a wierd sound. and the exhaust has a wierd PUT PUT PUT sound instead of the usual low rumble which i've come to love so much. anyone have idea what could be wrong with it?
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Starter?....my mom's car did some crazy stuff kinda like that when the starter was going bad and when she would shut the car off it would stay on and rumble and shake violently it was pretty crazy...not sure if its the same thing tho...
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:37 AM
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one of my friends who looked at it said hes pretty sure one of the pistons is misfiring so ima check it out tomorrow and hopefully itll just be a sparkplug or something
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it could be a bad wire. If one of your spark plugs isn't getting spark, then your engine is only running with 3 cylinders, your engine will shake, and your exhaust will putter, there may also be fuel coming out with you exhaust, check your wires man...
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lol leaves... im not sure how this happens all the time but the car constantly fixes itself. the car sat overnight and the next morning it was fine lol so i guess thats a good thing even though i would have liked to get that **** diagnosed
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