Strange shaking when stopped at traffic light on 2008 Mazda Mazda6

I had driven my car about 20 miles then suddenly it started violently shaking when I was stopped at a red light. as soon as I started moving again it was fine it continued this for awhile. I started putting my car in neutral when stopped with no problems. when I got home I tried to make it do it so my husband could see and it ran just like normal. Taking it to dealership but any ideas what is wrong. No check engine lights ever came on.

by in Smyrna, TN on February 21, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 22, 2011
It's possible that there's a torque converter problem causing shuddering when coming to a stop but that's all that comes to mind. hopefully the dealer will be able to figure it out. If you want to find an independent Mazda specialist, here's a directory link for you:
COMMENT by on February 22, 2011
I was completely shocked to find out that this happened because my battery was almost dead. The dealership told me that when your battery is bad it can cause all kind of electrical problems. It has ran fine since they changed my battery. Never would have guessed that one. thank you for your input.

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