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98 expedition shaking at 40 to 60 mph.

Just put back on road for winter,replaced battery&all new brake pads&rotors.wont pass inspection, computer states emissions not ready,now shaking&slight shudder when accelerating between 40 to 60mph,stops when you take your foot off gas,checked universals and most basic checks,fluids etc.now checking vacum system for leaks. also checked all fuses ,look okay. please help with any suggestions of what to check now. used my obd2 scanner & no codes came up. thanks tim

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You might want to check your tires and make sure they dont have a broken belt in one of them!!

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