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3.1L Automatic transmission shudders/slips until about 50MPH.

It drives like you had the parking brake slightly on, but it is not.There is a intermittent noise from the transaxle side. Fluid looks and smells good, level good. Problem started with no prior warning- no warning lights.

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This could be that you have a freighed belt inside the transmission or that maybe something is loose.

Check to see if your car smokes when you rev it up. If so, my mother's Oldsmobile had a similar problem. A couple of Spark Plugs came loose. It made a sound and drove just like what you are describing. Try checking the spark plugs and make sure they are tight. As for that, one can only assume that the trans is having the problem. For 180 dollars and about 4 hours of work you can get a new transmission for the car using a site you can find on Google.

Or you can have it rebuilt for 700 dollars through a mechanic. But I would suggest checking possible causes by researching online before taking drastic measures.

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