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When i get up to 30mph to 40 mph my car spuders

This is the only thing that is really wrong

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This is most likely a torque convertor shudder.If it hasn't been doing this for to long you can probably have the tranny cleaned and flushed and put an additive in it to soften the clutch in the lock up torque convertor and cure it. Note it will take about 50-75 miles to clear up after you have tranny flushed. If it has been doing it along time then you may have to have torque convertor replaced.

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    One more thing. To tell if this is what it is when it is shuddering lay your other foot lightly on the brake pedal and see if it stops.If it does then this is waht it is.

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Check fuel filter and fuel pump, also check your fuel regulator. If all those check out fine then check your plugs, and wires. You can also check your compression to make sure nyou are getting proper compression

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