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Old 05-19-2013, 07:07 PM
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Ford AOD shudder

I have a 89 crown vic that as soon as the trans goes into 3rd there is a shudder and slow speeds,I thought it was a miss so I tuned it up with new plus,wires and distributor cap but still the same. All the old plugs were burning good and all the same so I doubt it was the motor,when the shudder comes on I can put in neutral and rev the motor and no shudder so its getting me thinking that the torque convertor could be going bad so anyone have any ideas.

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Lube guard has a product under the moniker of ''Dr.Tranny instant shutter fix''...Find a bottle of it, and pour it into the trans....problem solved...That stuff works!
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Not unusual with an AOD,replace the boost valve and get the kit Baumann Electronic Controls you'll think it is the best bucks you spent on your Ford.
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Since an AOD does not have converter clutch setup like most domestics. The shutter may not b the converter. Although There is a splined hub that drives in 3rd gear. It is spring loaded. It mayy be bad. The lubegaurd is a quick test. Mayb it will help
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