Front end shake on 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Sometimes when I accelerate from a complete stop, my mini-van will "shimmy" or shake a few feet into the acceleration. IT only last about a half second. Any ideas? Is it the transmission?

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Your vehicle is front wheel drive, I would check the engine mounts, check the axles for wear, check the front suspension for wear to rule out it being a transmission related problem.