I have a 1996 Bonneville SE (3.8L, 133k miles) that has started shuddering when accelerating rapidly above 40mph or climbing hills. When the shuddering starts the Check Engine light will come on but it clears when I slow down. No other idiot lights come on and the oil pressure doesn't change.
My limited auto knowledge is telling me to flush and change the filter for the transmission. I've also had another person suggest it may be the solenoid for the transmission, the torque converter, or maybe CV joint(s) going bad. The vehicle passed emissions testing just a few weeks ago so I wouldn't think its in dire need of a tune-up.
I would greatly appreciate any input that can be offered.
Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 10:18 PM