I started my car this evening and it is running real rough and using a ton of gas. I made it to work okay, but need to drive to a garage in the morning. The temps here are around 2 degrees. What could cause this? The care ran fine this morning. What could cause the sudden missing and gas usage and loss of power?


Asked by Jan 29, 2014 at 03:01 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ran fine this morning.  This evening run really rough and using a lot of gas.  Also has a loss of power (slows down going up hills).  Check engine light is blinking.  Can I drive to a garage safely tomorrow and what is causing this.

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If check engine light is blinking I would not advise driving car. Serious damage may occur.


Found out the issue. The spark plugs were bad causing the coil to overwork which in turn messed up the ignition module. Had to replace the plugs, plug boot, coil and module.

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