What causes shudder at torque converter lockup on 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood

about 45 to 50 miles per hour

by in Alamo, TX on February 14, 2013
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2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , February 14, 2013
Torque converter itself or engine misfire(s) that's more pronounced with converter locked. Light on?
COMMENT by , February 14, 2013
No CEL after fully warm 30 min any heavy gas pedal and its there add on occasional not
COMMENT by , February 14, 2013
GOOD tune up should do the trick!
COMMENT by , February 14, 2013
New plugs & wires. it has slight hickup idling in gear at stop light and car tries to move with miss at times but goes smooth when put in neutral
COMMENT by , February 15, 2013
When the car gets into the highest gear (converter locked) ANY engine misfire is amplfied and just might feel like a shudder. Probably not felt in any lower gear. Scanner needed!!
ANSWER by , February 14, 2013
If it's only when 'lock-up' occurs , try doing a trans fluid chang, using factory fluid. (NOT a flush) see if that helps the symptom.