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Bad gas? or maybe fuel filter?

My 2006 4runner Sport v6 started vibrating in gears 1-2 last week. Sometimes is doesn't, sometimes it does. I ran to old tank of gas out yesterday and refilled. But the problem still persists. It runs fine after you get in higher gears, just the vibrations while switching from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3. Any suggestions?

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    Casey Taylor Apr 18, 2014

    And no "check engine" lights have came on.



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