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2005 Kia Amanti Question: What might be the cause of a shimmy that originates at normal speeds?

 

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mcrisp, 3.5L V6, Acworth, GA, June 01, 2011, 04:34
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What might be the cause of a shimmy that originates at normal speeds? It appears to be a transmission or acceleration problem. I do not think it is a timing belt issue as I just replaced this 200 miles ago. It lasts for approximately 1-3 seconds and then goes away and runs fine.

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    Superbob June 01, 2011, 08:30
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    It sounds like a torque convertor clutch lock-up problem resulting in a shudder felt in the powertrain when it's commanded to lock up. This is not an uncommon problem and a Kia or Mitsubishi technician could be able to diagnose it. A transmission shop would be able to diagnose it too.
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    mcrisp, June 02, 2011, 10:15
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    Thanks Superbob. Will check this out.

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