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2005 Mazda 3 idles rough at stop light and sometimes dies

2.0 engine with 28,000 miles
come and go problem
shakes whole car when it happens

I suspect the problem to be a ignition problem, like a plug wire or a weak coil.
Maybe fuel injector I started noticing the same kind of shake and rattle. Only when at stop light and ONLY in Drive. It quits if I put it in Neutral or Park or Reverse. It has never died. My husband said not to worry about it, but it gets on my last nerve!

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The ignition coil should be fine at that mileage. If spark plugs do not fix it suspect a faulty MAF sensor. If the MAF is sending a bad signal it will affect with the idle as the ecu is trying to compensate for the MAF.

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