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96 ford taurus engine vibrates and sometimes cut off while sittin at a stop light.As I got in to crank it up it wouldnt crank. then on da next try i gave it some gas then it crunk rite up.Had exhaust system check they said it was fine. had fuel filter replaced. new fuel injectors also. tune up done and coil pack changed also. Motor mount also and it still vibrates.it runs good but just vibrates while in park or at a stop light.it doesnt even do it all da time.

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Check the condition of the IAC sensor and fuel perasure regulator.

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