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Engine vibration Hi I have a 1999 SL2 with 69000 mi. The engine has a lot of vibration but overall runs good,can you tell me what may be causing the vibration even when in park and @idle.???

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I had the same problem with my car and they told me it was and intake manifold Gasket

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