My motor has started an intermittent skipping

Tiny
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH NEON
  • 117 MILES

My motor has started an intermittent skipping. Every 1-2 minutes, it will skip and then continue running normally. The skip is very prominent.

The car has been running very well lately. I did have the cylinder head and timing belt replaced about 7 months ago. Recently the service engine light has come on referring to the timing belt having skipped a notch. It has been running well though up until now. I have been getting up to 40+ mpg hwy in fact.

Would the timing belt slip cause this or should I look elsewhere for the problem?


Thank you,

Stephen

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 8:15 PM

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Tiny
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Check engine light on?

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM
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The light has been on for a while for the timing belt. It has been running great. This is a recent problem that just started.

Thank you

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 9:25 PM
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Go to an Auto Zone have code read then post will advise.

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Thursday, December 13th, 2012 AT 5:20 PM

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