Q: My car is hard to start, and runs poorly when it does start.

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Although its been cold outside I have never had this issue when starting my vehicle before. First it has a hard time starting then once started the engine light begins to blink (I have always had issues with the engine light coming on and off throughout the time that Ive owned the vehicle but despite having it checked out nothing was wrong). A couple other alarms start going off but they don't stay on long enough for me to figure out what they are. It makes a "glug glug glugging"noise and the entire vehicle is bouncing with every glug. When I put it into gear the glugging noise becomes deeper and almost a bit slower and there is hardly any power to actually move the vehicle forwards or backwards. I know this all probably means a serious issue I just want to know what the problem is.

My car has 219000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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