Transmission/acceleration

Tiny
ADAMPORTER233
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  • 1998 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,100,000 MILES
I own a 98 ford expedition with 210,000 miles. Just recently every time I try to accelerate the car begins to shake and the check engine light comes on (blinking). This happens when I get to about 40 miles per hour or going up hill. I also noticed that I have a hole somewhere in my exhaust system and I can hear a (put put) sound and After a while the car begins to shake if sitting idle.

I was hoping you could provide me with a starting point and If I can detect a code from the blinking check engine light. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance in this matter.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 4:26 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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When the MIL(check engne light) blinks it means the misfire monitor detects a misfire bad enough to cause damage to the catalytic convertr(s), first step is to read the code(s) and post them here.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 4:38 PM
Tiny
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Is this something that can be repaired? How do I read the code?
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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Since the MIL is flashing I do not suggest you drive it, but you do need to get a code reader, or go to Autozone and they will read them for free.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 5:25 PM

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