1978 Chevrolet Nova Car is shaking

Tiny
JAKE10103
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  • 1978 CHEVROLET NOVA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
A while back I noticed that my car was shaking after I turned it off for 5-10 seconds, I took it in and they fixed it. I drove it for abut a week until I noticed that my car started to shake in idle then stall out, kind of the same way it would shake when I would turn it off. I figured that the idle was too low so I moved it up more and more until it didn't shake anymore, but now my idle is pretty high and my car shakes when I turn it off again. What do I do now?
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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 AT 8:46 PM

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Tiny
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Engine shaking and low idle is caused by a misfire. Raising the idle speed won't solve that. How long since the engine had a tune-up?
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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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I've never taken my car in for a tune up but I have replaced some hoses, changed the air filter, and replaced fluids
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Thursday, December 4th, 2014 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
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Start with the basics, spark plugs and wires. With cars of that era, 30,000 miles was about the most you could expect between tune-ups.
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Friday, December 5th, 2014 AT 5:44 PM

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