1995 Buick Regal Should I consider buying this used 1995 Bu

Tiny
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Shakes or Wobbles problem
1995 Buick Regal 6 cyl Automatic 66,000 miles

I would like to buy a used car, and I have found one with fairly low mileage. The only problem is that it vibrates when started and driving at low speeds. The owner tells me that it has a "harmonic imbalance". I searched for the term and nothing really came up, but I did find some stuff out about a harmonic balancer. If this car has a bad harmonic balancer in it, could the engine be damaged very severely? I dont know how long the car has been vibrating, but the guy said hes had it since it had 40,000 miles on it. I assume it has been vibrating that long at least. Please Help
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Sunday, May 9th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

A harmonic balancer will not give you a vibration that you can feel, this type of vibration is such that it is in a wavelength undetectable by feel, a faulty harmonic balancer can cause a crank shaft to snap over time, I think this problem lies elsewhere, I would be inclined to look for another car as you don't want to be starting out with any problems to fix.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 12:51 AM

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