Intermittent jumps or pulls, it feels like it burst into a higher gear

Tiny
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  • 2005 TOYOTA SIENNA
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,600 MILES
Suspension issues? My car seems to have times where it just jumps or pulls. It doesn't happen all the time. It feels like it just bursts into a higher speed. Can't really explain it. Could that be an alignment problem?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 1:31 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

This sounds more like an engine issue or a transmission issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/automatic-transmission-problems

Is the check engine light on? Does the engine RPM go up and down while this happens?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-surges

As far as the alignment goes, no, this does not sound like an alignment issue at all.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:22 AM
Tiny
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The engine light is not on and the RPM does not go up and down.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 6:11 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.

Without being there and having it do it with me driving, this is very tough.

I would take this to a shop and have them road test it and see if they can reproduce the issue. I think it is definitely an engine or transmission issue but needs to be confirmed by someone who can recreate the issue.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 6:15 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks. You have been a wealth of help. Thanks.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 6:16 AM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 6:17 AM

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