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My car is shaking, and the Engine Service Soon Light is on.

The engine computer would need to be scanned to see if the engine is misfiring. That would lead to a possible coil, or spark plug failure. Depending on your car’s mileage, there may be a coil and plug issue. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the cause of the shaking, and recommend a path to repair.

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