Now I know I’m having problems when I go to start my car, and the check engine light starts flashing and my engine is idling really erratic. What could this be? I have a 2000 Buick Park Ave. I went to start it today and voila… problems. I have had this problem before and it seemed to correct itself.
I started my car. It was kinda rough when I started it. My engine started trembling and check engine light started flashing. I turned my car off and back on and it went away. No check engine light…no trembling…nothin!! Well, at least til now. I went to start it up and the same thing happened…really rough idle and my check engine light started flashing.
I was recently told it could be a misfire, but I was also told by a family mechanic that it could just be a faulty plug or shorted wires. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, recently when I have been driving, my car has been feeling a little sluggish right around the 2nd gear mark, and I have watched my voltage gauge on my dash jump around a lot, anywhere from 11v to 13v. Could this be a symptom? Or the effect of something else? Please again…any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and before I forget, how much can a problem be fixed for? I don’t want to get ripped of for something as simple as changing some spark plugs or wires. Thanks in advance!!!