check engine light flashes and engine jerks on 1999 Mazda 626

start the engine cold check engine light flashes and the idle is very rough engine jerks. drove it yesterday when i noticed the problem engine light flashing engine was jerking and spitting sounding like a vac leak

2 answers
More than likely it's misfiring, (flashing chk light)
I have the same problem. After research found that transmission of mazda has a lifespan of only 90k to 130k. Now my car has 130k and transmission cannot change gears and torque converter issues. Cost for me is $1300. Let me know what you found.