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2000 Ford Windstar

I bought my Ford Windstar new. I never had any major problems with it and love the vehicle. I currently have 96,000 orginal miles on it. A few weeks ago I noticed the performance had changed and continues to decline. Every time I stop at a red light, the vehicle starts to shake out of control and then finally cuts off. The vehicle always starts back up. As long as the car is in motion, it will not cut off--only cuts off when I stop. In addition, I can feel the delay in my transmission when I pull off. It seems to snatch into gear as oppose to how it use to smoothly change into gear. Any suggestions or advise is greatly appreciated.

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