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Shuttering at highway speeds

My 1997 Jeep Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8 drives great except for when I maintain any speed above forty mph, I get a shutter that seems like a transmission problem. I have looked at several other sites and they say anything from IAC sensor and motor to a tps adjustment or sensor. Another problem I read was a kick down cable that needs adjustment. When I bought the Jeep, the previous owner said he rigged the kickdown cable to make it work because his friend had broken it.

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Well the kickdown cable out of adjust ment would only screw up your shifting timing and when the vehicle downshifts when you press the accelerator hard. usually a shudder at cruise speeds 40 mph or higher indicates a torque converter problem or the govenor pressure solenoid and sensor. i personally would start by replaceing the sensor and solenoid and install a new filter

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