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I bought a used BMW(1998 328i 58719 Miles) last week. While driving on the 2nd day my Check engine light came up. When I went for inspection, the inspection failed due of the check engine light (Error Code P0442). I gave the car for servicing at Prescision Motors, NJ as suggested by the inspection station. There was a leaky valve in the evaporator control system which had to be replaced and I also did my oil service there.

Today i got my car back and while bringing back the car, the car started shaking and rattling at red-light and when the car was idling. The shakes begin slowly and gradually build up. Can anybdy please help me cuz i dont have a clue as to what to do.

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The shaking wasn't there before you took the car in. I'd be questioning on whether it's the mechanics fault or not. So many mechanics out there, thinking you drive a bmw and that you're made of money.
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yep, you got to take it to a mechanic you can trust. if i remember corrctly, one time i locked my keys out of my bimmer when i had my e30, and i asked how much it was, and they usually charge only like $35 dollars or something like that, but instead it was like $50 or $60, because he said it was a "BMW"
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So, what is your advice? What do i do next? I was thinking of taking the car back to the mechanic and telling them the problem...is that a good approach?

Hi all, today i dropped my car at the dealer at Morristown. He will check and let me know whats the problem. Thanks for your help!
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