Engine running badly and poor gas mileage

Tiny
NICKI6966
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  • 2002 SATURN SC1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,698 MILES
I drove my car to work yesterday and it drove as usual with no issue. As I was getting ready to leave work I started my car and it was jumpy like and almost flood sounding. The whole way home it would not accelerate correctly. The RPM went up to 5 and stayed at the same speed it barely accelerate. It has no go on the uphill it almost totally shuts off and it is eating gas like crazy. I was under it today and noticed flames coming out of the piping before my flex pipe. I am not sure where to start but could use help.
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Friday, June 29th, 2018 AT 7:56 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello I am Danny.

A question before we get started. Is the check engine light on?
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Friday, June 29th, 2018 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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Saturday, June 30th, 2018 AT 2:31 AM
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DANNY L
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Hello Danny again.

If you have access to a code reader (scanner) that would help tremendously to get a diagnosis started. It can be a bunch of different things. If not, parts stores like AutoZone, O'Reilly's, Pep Boys can offer free scan service for you. That would be a good first step. I am attaching a link here for you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing
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Saturday, June 30th, 2018 AT 3:01 AM
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RENEE L
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Hello NICKI6966,
If you decide to have an auto parts store scan your vehicle for codes be sure to return to this post with code numbers (not description of the code) and Danny will be more than happy to continue helping you.

Thank you for visting 2CarPros. Com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Renee
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Saturday, June 30th, 2018 AT 12:35 PM

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