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lovet609, Birmingham, AL, May 24, 2011, 19:39
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my car is shaking everytime I go certain speed and the engine light bleak on and off. is it time for me to replace my ingition coil.

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    DaveJHM May 24, 2011, 20:57
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    With a blinking check engine light, you are risking damage to components - such as your catalytic converter. This is because your engine is misfiring, which is why the light flashes.

    A coil can be a failure (which engine do you have? 12V OHV or 24V DOHC 3.0L V6?), but so can spark plugs, wires (if present) etc.

    Get a good diagnosis performed and avoid driving the vehicle until repaired - you'll be glad you did.

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    lovet609, May 24, 2011, 21:01
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    I have a 3.0 v6 flex fuel

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    DaveJHM, May 24, 2011, 21:06
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    Sounds like the 12 valve OHV engine.

    Sounds like plugs and wires perhaps. Coil - maybe. Doubtful though. Have a good diagnosis done ASAP.

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    lovet609, May 24, 2011, 21:11
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    will it help if i get all that change the coil, spark plug, and wire. I been driving it for like over a month.

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    DaveJHM, May 24, 2011, 21:15
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    I would have it tested first. Very important. No need to throw a coil at it if it doesn't need one.

    My concern is - after a month, damage to your catalytic converters may already be done. You won't know until you repair the misfire.

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    lovet609, May 24, 2011, 21:18
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    how much is for a converters to be replace

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    DaveJHM, May 24, 2011, 22:46
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    I would recommend shopping a local dealership - that is the best source for a quality catalytic converter (and in some states - the ONLY legal source...) I'm going to guess - $1,000 - $1,500.

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    lovet609, May 24, 2011, 22:48
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    I hope that aint the case

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    DaveJHM, May 24, 2011, 22:50
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    Me too! Start with the basics...

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    lovet609, May 24, 2011, 22:53
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    will do that...one more question every time I cut on my AC it always blow out hot air what could be the problem with that..

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    DaveJHM, May 25, 2011, 00:14
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    Could be anything from a system that is low in refrigerant charge due to a leak, to an electrical issue with a cycle switch or high pressure cut off switch, to a compressor failure or compressor coil issue, to a restriction in the lines causing high pressure issues... Too many possibilities - needs a good checking out.

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