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Malikive said:
Got a question for you car people...
1998 V6 3.4L(?)

My check engine light came on a few days ago right after I filled the tank with gas. I was on 'E' and filled it completely up, started the car, and the check engine light immediately came on. My car has about 68,000 miles on it and it might be low on oil (which I will check right after work, I didn't have time this morning). Could this be related to my oil?

There are two things that concerns me other then the oil though.
1) It's an automatic but when I'm driving around 35~40 mph (which I believe is when it shifts) and not accelerating, it jerks once or twice while shifting gears. If I'm accelerating, it seems to be ok... only when I'm drifting.
2) Everytime I get out of my car, there seems to be a distinctively strange smell. I can't tell you what it smells like but it's almost like a strange air conditioning smell... like some kinda fumes maybe?

If anyone can provide any insight before I take this thing to the dealer and pay a boatload of cash to get it checked out, I would greatly appreciate it.
This will sound funny but, does it smell like pancakes(and syrup) a sweet smell? If it does it is most likely the head gaskets are blown. I'm in process of replacing mine for the SECOND time. Also look for white smoke blowing out of the exhaust, this is a big sign!
 
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