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My 2010 Ford escape was fine I got gas and the car started missing and check engine light came on. Then it flashes several times and stays on a bit and repeats flashing and staying on. What could it be? No warning signs been just fine.

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Take vehicle to a local auto parts store and have the ODB codes read. Most big name stores do this free of charge.

Knowing the diagnostic codes will give you the information necessary to make an informed decision as to why the CEL is on. It could be something simple i.e. EVAP (gas cap is loose), or something that will require an experienced mechanic/tech. Since it was noticeably missing likely not the gas cap but you need to have codes read for you to make an informed decision.

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Have the gas tested for water

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    shop is best bet and they can make a report you can take back to the gas station.

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Sounds like it needs a tune up or a bad coil. It is flashing because it is misfiring.

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sputter, backfires, droping of rpm's usually coz of fuel stravation, check fuel pumps, fuel filter, cars with carbs checks fuel floats fuel line... if fuel line is blocked will result with the same symptoms... another angle you need to check is electrical... uneven or unstable electric supply will result to the same problem... if your encourtering bad smell, maybe you have an overheat engine, or oil level is very low... check brakes maybe you have a broken brake linnings { this just pops up to my head}...

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i have aford escape 2004 mdl only 3 cylinders running the first cylinder has a poor connections the check engine light stay on i have it read on a computer it says p0171 system too lean bank 1 what does this mean?

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