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My check engine light is coming on and it's running choppy :

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My check engine light is coming on and it's running choppy
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Customer: Check engine light is came on keeps blinking and it was running choppy and would not hardly get any power
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Customer: No I'm going to take it to a mechanic
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** year, model, and engine size of your vehicle? Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1996 Chrysler Concorde 3.5 engine
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Does it idle good? Has anything been replaced yet? Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it starts up fine and idles just fine but it's choppy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It starts up fine and idles fine but it runs choppy
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

If it seems to idle fine but only runs rough while driving at higher speeds this points toward worn spark plug wires. I'd start by checking diagnostic codes which you can do at your local parts store for free. If it only gives you a misfire code replace the spark plug wires. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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