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Answered 2006-08-19 17:39:52

The first thing that comes to mind is the catalytic converter plugging up after driving a short distance and clearing itself after sitting for a period of time. Take it to a muffler shop for an expert opinion. The plugging of the converter would cause a huge power loss and the resulting restricted exhaust gasses would cause your check engine light to come on since the oxygen sensor would be giving the computer bad information.

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