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Ford Escape shakes upon startup, runs rough

my 2005 ford escape turns over but wont start… and sort of shakes when i turn it over, then it makes like a squeking noise, the whole running way rough while im trying to start it

Do you have a check engine light on when it is running? If so have the codes read, usually free at a parts store like Autozone, then reply back to this thread with the codes.
If it cranks but will not start probably you will need it towed to a mechanic for diagnosis and repair. Most shops will charge for the diagnosis but will be waived if repaired there.