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1997 Dodge Dakota Question: shudder from stop after warmed up

 

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autopros, 3.9L V6, Buford, GA, October 26, 2009, 21:51
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My truck will shudder from a stop under moderate acceleration. This is a two wheel drive. Do these trucks have drive shaft problems or is it in the torque converter?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 27, 2009, 12:30
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    If this is only happening when the engine is warmed up, then it wouldn't appear to be a drive shaft issue, but it's hard to rule anything out without performing an inspection first. There may be a misfire in the engine too. Are there any warning lights on or have you checked for any diagnostic trouble codes?

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    autopros, October 27, 2009, 13:55
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    Thanks for your response. Their are no codes stored. It's definately a drive line shudder. I'm not familiar with this problem in the Dodge trucks. I thought a dodge person may be familiar with the symptom. I just bought this truck.

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    Bret Bodas, October 27, 2009, 14:05
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    Didn't you're original question say something about it occurring only when warmed up?

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    autopros, October 28, 2009, 07:08
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    Since I just bought the truck, I will have to drive it more to see if I can make it happen cold as well. But, I only noticed it at first after it warmed up. It may simply be that I did't accelerate hard enough while it was cold to notice it. I will let you know. Thanks again.

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