2000 Toyota Camry vibration

Tiny
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2000 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 138K miles

I've noticed a slight vibration through the accelerator pedal lately. Just bought new tires. Had a fuel induction system cleaning 5K miles ago. Have had oil changed every 5K consistently. I'm the original owner.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 7:36 PM

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Tiny
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When does the vibe happen? All speeds and while accelerating?
Warm? Cold? Damp?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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All speeds, but vibation doesn't get better or worse. Just a slight constant vibration. Warm or cold. Hasn't neen damp yet.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 8:05 PM
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I'm trying to decipher if this is a performance issue or out of balance type of situation.

If this is happening at idle then we need to look at performance.

IF this is only when moving, then is is not likley a performance issue, such as an axle.

Was the problem present before the work listed was done? Or after?
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 7:19 AM
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It's present at idle and stays the same while the engine is running. At last oil change 3k miles ago, the service team checked axle and I'm assuming muffler, etc. This just started about 500 miles ago or 5 days. The check engine light hasn't come on.
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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IF this is happening at idle then we know it isn't a balance issue, such as axle, wheel etc because you aren't moving.

Be the description this sounds like a misfire. IF this is true the performance should not be as good as it was. IS the performance poorer? IF so, were the codes checked in the computer?

IF not,
Is the vibration accompanied with a noise? Such as a rattle. A tinny sounding rattle in particular?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 6:01 AM
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I don't hear a rattle. I'm due for new spark plugs in 3K miles. The performance seems OK. What is a misfire?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
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Take a look at this page:
http://www.2carpros.com/first_things/engine_vibration_at_idle.htm

A misfire is when a cylinder does not fire as it is supposed to.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 1:31 PM

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