[V8] Newbie with Transmission woes need input from the pros

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Oct 28 20:01:30 EDT 2004

Besides the things Ingo mentioned, there also could be bad motor/tranny
mounts.  Do you feel jerking, or is it just a rapid thudding noise?  Could
also be exhaust hangars lettiing exhaust bang on something.

At 06:49 PM 10/28/2004 -0400, Tdehoff at aol.com wrote:
>Dear Sirs:
>I have a 1990 V8 that has developed what I believe is a transmission problem. 
> What is happening is this.  Under moderate to heavy acceleration there is a 
>shuddering of the car while it is in low gear.  I almost want to describe it 
>as a slipping sensation but I don't feel any loss of acceleration.  If you 
>off with a very light foot you do not feel it.    
>There are 50,000 miles on a new transmission, the ATF level is fine and it 
>does not have any odor to it.  
>What are the commonly known issues with the Automatic transmission in these 
>cars?  I am constructing a test light to pull the codes.  I guess I like to 
>hear what the most common aliments that people experience with the 
>1990 V8 
>1986 VW synchro with 300K+
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