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Engine shutter my engine shutters while maintaining a constant speed like on the hwy. It doesnt do it while accelerating or coasting or idle. Example. if im on a flat hwy no hills or curves at 50 mph the engine will **** and shutter contantly if i let off the gas peddle the shutter stops. if i go up a hill and cause the engine to pull like in accelerating the shutter stops. what could be the issue.

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  • rkangel73 May 16, 2008

    please solve this problem with the engine shutter im so confused with this.

  • partymarty Jun 11, 2008

    Have same problem and my "check engine" was on but now it blinking?

  • gman10121 Apr 05, 2009

    Changed plugs and wires still having trouble. Can anyone help???

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Try by replacing the spark plugs and the plug wires and add some injector cleaner to the fuel tank

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I have done everything to solve this same problem. I have changed wires, plugs, sensors, coil and air filter and still the problem remained. Well I have been told the prblem is the torque converter sometimes shudders and that was the problem solver. Replace torque converter in your transmission and all will be good.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

  • gman10121 Apr 06, 2009

    Correction on last information check your mass air flow sensor.

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If it isn't the plugs or wires, check the ignition coils.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

  • wgdover1 Apr 11, 2009

    When the torque converter kicks in, it caused a shudder? This is due to the electric overdrive switch (an extremely common problem in this tranny). The fix for this is a small red tube of Dr. Tranny's Shudder Fixx. It had immediate results (THANK GOD). It took about 3 months of begging for help for someone to get this suggestion. I found it at O'Reilly's and it cost me about $7.50.

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