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I own a 2002 Chevy trailblazer LTZ and

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Hi! My name is Jakeba! I own a 2002 Chevy trailblazer LTZ and it started to sputter and my service engine soon light popped on and started blinking!
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I was riding on the expressway and I was going about 60 then my truck hesitated and started sputtering! My gages went wild and my service engine light popped on
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I was wondering if I needed a tune up
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.I will do my best to assist you.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
does it continue to shudder now?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
what engine do you have?does the engine light stay on now?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yea I drove my kids to school this morning and it was still sputtering
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
ok..is the gauges still acting up?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yeah it was just on and not blinking
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No the gauges were operating normal
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
ok..here is what you need to do...
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
sense the engine light is on,there are codes stored in the cars computer
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
these codes will give a clue to your problem
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
you need to scan the computer with an obd2 scanner to get the codes
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't have a scanner
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
if you dont have a scanner,,auto zone and most parts stores will scan it and give you the codes for free
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
it may just need a tune up..but you need to scan it first to be sure..the codes will point you in the right directionthanks
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
you are very welcome
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.
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