Having problems with your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier ?

Engin light keeps coming on and the engin keeps jumping.

\015 Everytime I'm driving the car jerks back and forth all the time. My car is a standard by the way. If someone could tell me what this means and approximetly how much money it will take to fix if its a major problem and ,if you guys know.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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1st u have to find out what trouble code is turning on the CEL (check eng light), then we can talk possiable causes and fix estimates, go to Kragen auto or Autozone and ask to have a trouble code test run, it is free.
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