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I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 71k miles. Last evening, I was on the expressway going around 60mph and I pressed the accelerator and I could not pick up speed. About a mile up the road, I was going 50mph uphill and I quickly pressed the accelerator and I could not pick up speed again and the check engine light began to flash. I quickly got of the expressway and the light stopped flashing. This morning I went to AutoZone and they ran a quick check on the car and no computer codes came up. Afterwards, I had the oil changed in the car...I got on a road with a steep hill; I was going 30mph and I pressed on the accelerator and I could not pick up speed. The check engine light began to flash and the car began to shutter, so I turned off the road into a parking lot and turned the car off. 1 min. later, I turned the car on and no problem. I have no idea what could be wrong with my car. The oil has been changed and I checked the transmission fluid, and the fluid level appears to be okay. The check engine light appears to come on when I quickly press the accelerator and I am going uphill. I hope nothing is wrong my transmission. Any ideas?
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Thanks bad venge. I also tried pressing the accelerator while the car was in park and when I let off of the accelerator, the car began to shutter. The rpm fluctuated between 1000-2000 rpm, but the car never cut off. This time, the engine like did not flash.
Flashing SES/CEL is usually a bad sign... although usually they won't go away by themselves which makes it sort of weird. You probably shouldn't be driving it if it's flashing. I would say either cylinder misfire or low fuel pressure? Check the resistance of the wires with a multimeter.. see if the plugs are alright.. But most likely, get it looked at, that's what I would do (especially if you can get it to happen so that you can show them. It's hard to debug a problem if it's intermittent)