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98 accord in park and when stopped, engine idle jumps up and down

Runs fine while driving.But when i start the car or stop idle jumps.Took it to a shop and they ran a fuel systems cleaner in it but still acts the same a after.

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Was just informed it could be a faulty head gasket and/or leaky intake gasket

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