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Car started shaking and sputtering and the check engine

Customer Question

Car started shaking and sputtering and the check engine light came on and flashes
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on when stopped and blinks when driving
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2006 scion tc
JA: Are you fixing your tC yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Probably so. Nothing yet just made it home
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yesterday the break light came on a second
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. do you have a code reader? if not try to get the car to autozone and they will read the codes for free. write them down and let me know what they are. you have some serious misfires going on. if you dont think you can make it to autozone. then maybe you know someone with a code reader?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do u think it could be a spark plug or coil pack. This is the first time it has happened and it happened all of a sudden
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

absolutley. probably a coil pack. if the coil packs are accessible. with the engine running, start disconnecting the coils one at a time. the one that doesnt make a difference in the way the engine is running is your bad one.

Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

ill catch up with you in an hour. gotta get out of this shop and get home

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

ok, im back, have you had a chance to do that?

Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 9 months ago.

Do you still require help?