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Q: Engine Light on 2001 Toyota Solara

While picking up a new/used 2001 solare the engine light began to go on and off. The car warmed up for less than 5 minutes (very cold eve). As I was driving, the car began to feel as though it was buckling and or dragging. Wondering what might be causing this before we bring it to the mechanic to check it out. While test driving the car prior to this , it did not happen?
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This sounds like the engine is misfiring, causing the engine to buck and the check engine light to flash. This can be due to several things, you can learn more about misfires here:
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