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

Dave Head v8q at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 28 20:20:34 EDT 2004

out of alignment exhaust can give you a heavy vibration that'll scare 
the heck out of you...

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 take 
>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 transmission.  
>1990 V8 
>1986 VW synchro with 300K+
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