Q: Shuts down as soon as foot is taken off accelerator. BUT isn't smooth when kept running. It vibrates. Shakes

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The vehicle does not stay on if foot is taken off accelerator. But when I drive it kind of lags struggles. It also has strong fuel smell. It also recently smelt like burnt rubbery when I left it on neutral and upped the rpm's
My car has an automatic transmission.

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