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My 1995 Buick Riveria Supercharge- the other day my engine started to make a metallic sound. I took it to a local auto shop and they replaced the harmonic balancer. When I picked up the car, the mettallic noise was gone, but to my suprise I noticed a prominent "vibration" not engine misfire, but a very noticeable vibration in neutral at about 1500 rpm? I took it to the local GMC dealer they said that it needs new plugs, and wires, they wanted to do a compression test that I think should have been done first, and they tried to say all three mounts are bad. It is obvious that they don't have a clue. Forgot to mention the auto shop already had replaced the rear transmission mount after I brought it back because of the vibration.Could you tell me if it is possible, the auto shop installed the wrong harmonic balancer? Thanks in advance for your help. John

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    The vibration problem began after car dealer replaced several motor mounts and transmission mounts. He also replaced the harmonic balancer

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I don't think so.They seem to be on top of the situation more than the dealer for 1 thing.For vibration,I don't really think a compression test would show anything.That would be more of a loss of power issue.If that shop did not think the other 2 mounts were bad enough to require replacement,the answer is probably somewhere else.If this is an automatic,when do you put it in neutral?At lights or long stops?I would like to know the answer for that please.It could just be the age of the car and normal wear and tear is causing it but if the vibration is bad enough to post here,there could be something.I have a 1995 Escort wagon with 135k miles and it shakes a little bit.Anyhow,just comment here and I will get an aoto link back here to see what you said.
Thanks,Greg

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