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Hi! My car does not want to start. I put the key in and turn it over and it does not want to start. It shakes really bad and then shuts off. I try starting it and gunning the accelator and gradually let go of the accelator and the car will shake and shut off, My mechanic doesnt know why my car is doing this. HELP!

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Need to check all the vacuum lines especially the one behind the throttle body to make sure none of them are off and also when was the last time tune up was done

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