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: ENGINE LIGHT BLINKING, RUNS VERY SLUGGISHLY AND BACKFIRES SOME,ANY HELP?

2002 Kia Sportage • 170,000 miles

I ran to the store and it was fine. I pulled out on the road and it hesitated, the check engine light started blinking, runs very sluggishly and backfires some times. Any help?
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Jeffthornton
November 30, 2011.



Could be a timing issue, or any number of other problems. The CEL blinking usually means there is a problem that is causing damage to the catalytic converter. This could be an injector fault, an O2 sensor fault, or a problem with the MAF/MAP sensor causing the computer to signal the injectors to inject too much fuel.

Have it scanned for codes and let us know what they tell you.

Rivermikerat
Nov 30, 2011.