1993 Dodge Shadow 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 116548 miles
Hi. I have a 93 Shadow. 116,000 + miles, mostly original equipment. Two years ago it was in an accident. I have finally gotten the body fixed and gotten it inspected and back on the road. This Friday, I had new tires put on it, and I discovered that it was hesitating when I went to pull out into traffic. It was bucking until it shifted. It also started making a noise when you shift from N into D. This problem does not happen all the time. Only if I step hard on the acellerator. Once the car has shifted into second, it is fine. It shifts smoothly, and runs well. I do not feel it slipping at highway speeds. The tire place said it was the torque converter. The guy also felt the need to show me the difference between the engine and the tranny. (Pu-leese!). Before I take my car to a mechanic, do you have any thoughts on this? Could something have shifted when it was t-boned? I am extremely wary of mechanics after I had one try to charge me 800+ for brakes and rotors on my Subaru Outback. Do you have any knowledge to dive me so I am not getting ripped off? The Shadow has a great sentimental value to me, and I really want to get it fixed. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 29th, 2009 AT 5:02 PM