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Q: is it ok for 3 cylinder bmw 318i bmw car engine to look like it's shaking

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is it ok for 3 cylinder bmw 318i bmw car engine to look like it's shaking

My car has 26000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: On most vehicles, the engine will vibrate s...

On most vehicles, the engine will vibrate some at idle. Minor imbalances will cause the engine to shake some, but should not be noticeable while operating the vehicle. Major vibrations can be caused by misfires or broken engine mounts. If you feel as if the movement is abnormal, hire one of our mobile mechanics for a personal diagnosis of the shaking.

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