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Torque converter -I believe this is a common problem with the Tribeca.

The engine slips and there is a shudder at 59-60km. Please report if you experience similar problems. Also, has Subaru accepted their responsibility to repair the vehicle?

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A BAD TORQUE CONVERTER


The two most common failures in torque converters are excessive slipping due to bad seals and locking problems. If the torque converter is slipping, you will have poor acceleration, but the engine will rev up quickly. It is especially noticeable on hill climbs; engine RPM will be high, but the vehicle does not go as fast as it should, and in severe cases may not be able to climb the hill.

Lockup problems may be harder to detect. At highway speeds, most modern torque converters have a locking mechanism to eliminate slip. Failure to lock may not be noticeable except as a decline in highway fuel mileage. Failure to unlock is readily apparent; the engine may stall on deceleration, or hard braking is required to slow the vehicle, which then stalls.

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Jatco 506e


Shudder could be the lockup torque converter if it is an automatic transmission. Another one would be the drive axles. Check the CV joints and u-joint in the drivetrain. If the shudder comes and goes with load changes, it could be either. However, to tell if it is the torque converter, watch the tachometer when the shudder occurs. If the RPM rises slightly, then drops off as the shudder stops, it is the torque converter. There is an additive for this issue that can be purchased an any parts store, called shudder-ease. Hope this helps you.

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Transmission shudder on 1997 Mercury Gran Marquis


When you get a shutter- drag the brake pedal lightly-
that will turn off the torque converter clutch if the solenoid
is working

The rpm should go up with any brake pedal application-
if the converter is releasing

If you determine the torque converter clutch is bad & the
shutter,then the trans has to come out

Check engine & trans mounts also for wear

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Torque convertor shudder going uphill in my 1992 Dodge Caravan, A604-transmission.


A TC shudder on a 604 is the first sign of the end. You may can get away with putting a torque converter in it , if you do it soon ( tomorrow).If it shudders going up hill it is most likely not the converter since the clutch is released under load. I would suspect and engine miss first.I am constantly dealing with vehicles that someone has diagnosed as a converter shudder and turns out to be something else , most the time just a bad coil or set of plug wires.

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My tranny is slipping into 1st and shuddering the engine light came on


you may need to flush the fluid, and change the filter, It may have had the incorrect fluid installed, or the torque converter solenoid may be bad.

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What are common symptoms of torque converter failure, and can a failing torque converter damage the transmission? Any answers are appreciated!


common torque converter failure symptoms are: higher than normal rpms at highway speed, rpm jumping in city traffic (press accelerator and rpms spike before you really start moving), lack of pick up, sometimes a loud roaring sound depending on type of converter. as far as damaging the transmission goes... not really, if the torque converter froze up completely then yes but that is extremely rare. the converter is probably worn out which is generally just letting the crankshaft slip before the transmission can get the power

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2001 Towncar Shudders while accelerating


Yes, it's a torque convertor shudder. Flush your transmission fluid and add an additive to help shudder (shudder fix, etc). That fixes most of the vehicle, the others will need a convertor. Try to keep transmission serviced around every 30k will help this concern.

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NO POWER / SHUDDER


Is it a standard or automatic transmission? If standard, your clutch may be slipping. While driving down a straight road, push the brake while still in gear and push the gas pedal as well. If the engine slows with the vehicle, the clutch isn't slipping. If the engine speeds up while the vehicle is slowing down, the clutch is slipping.
If it is an automatic, check the transmission fluid. You may be low and the transmission is slipping while under load, or the torque converter is slipping for the same reason. You may have a bad torque converter clutch switch, but the computer should have picked that up and made your "Check Engine" light come on.
These are the main reasons you would be losing power going up hills unless your engine isn't powerful enough to handle the larger tires on extreme hills. (It takes more power to turn a larger wheel going up hill since the vehile has to travel further for each revolution of a larger tire. Incidentally, have your speedometer checked. You will be going faster than what the speedo says since you put larger tires on.) Good Luck.

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