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2011 Chevy Equinox Vehicle shudders between 30-40 mph. Once hitting 40 mph and letting off the gas the vehicle shudders as if its trying to find the right gear to shift into. Took to dealer they said no error light is on that's just how the vehicle shifts, I find it hard to believe it drives that rough....

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Check transmission fluid level.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

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  • gmduvall Dec 11, 2014

    35R wave plate about to fail. common overlooked problem. very common ! but check and flush fluid first, look for dirty fluid. any warranty left ?

  • sean wachter Dec 12, 2014

    I just purchased the vehicle a month ago. I purchased a 5 year 75k warranty with it as well...

  • sean wachter Dec 12, 2014

    I'd there's a issue would the check engine light with an error code def pop up? As of now there is no error light but vehcile doesn't seem to be driving correctly

  • gmduvall Dec 12, 2014

    It won't show on error code, I hecked a number of websites on this matter and all report that the dealership sent them away saying there is nothing wrong with car !? customers report unsatisfied then transmission broke. It's a known problem that gets over looked too often. Some people said they cured the problem by buying a Ford. Not my words- theirs !

  • sean wachter Dec 15, 2014

    I tried Napa lubeguard I don't notice any difference in the way the vehicle drives



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