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I've noticed recently than when I stop and hold the car on the footbrake, at traffic lights or in traffic, the engine is not as smooth as it used to be and I can feel vibration. If I slip it into Neutral it goes away and the idle is smooth. It's as thought the clutch isn't fully disengaging and the car wants to go.

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When you stop the gearbox is still engaged and the 'clutch' is still active - this is why you get 'creep' on level ground.
Like yours mine being a 2L has a slightly different system to the 6-cylinder Stingers as we have a 'centrifugal pendulum absorber' type torque converter.
Being an engineer I usually slip into neutral at lights to stop the slight drag on the engine - especially if the engine hasn't warmed up yet! 馃
 

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When you stop the gearbox is still engaged and the 'clutch' is still active - this is why you get 'creep' on level ground.
Like yours mine being a 2L has a slightly different system to the 6-cylinder Stingers as we have a 'centrifugal pendulum' type torque converter.
Being an engineer I usually slip into neutral at lights to stop the slight drag on the engine - especially if the engine hasn't warmed up yet! 馃
Thanks for the explanation.
 

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Edited original post to add 'absorber'!

This is a type of dual mass flywheel which contain springs etc so eventually need replacing! 馃槙
Both my neighbours - one with an Audi and one with a Merc have had to replace their's - at around 5-7 years!

Manufacturers put them on 4-cylinder engines to smooth out vibrations caused by the increased output of modern engine designs.
6-cylinder engines don't need them so something to think about if getting a new Stinger.

For a fuller explanation see Wikipedia! I have posted on this topic just look for absorber.
 
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