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94 Chrysler New Yorker: V6, FWD, 92,000 miles..tranny..accelerating

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For financial reasons I drive a 94 Chrysler New Yorker, V6, FWD, 92,000 miles, everything but tranny in mint condition, has been meticulously maintained.   The problem I hve is:   when driving in OD, whether accelerating or slowing , when I get to about 36-38 miles per hour, the car shudders. Can eliminate the shudder by slowing further or speeding up (or going to 3rd gear).   What do you think? Too much expense for a car 11 years old or can I get more life out of in economically?   Only transpo I have;   retired policeman Charleston WV - need advice   -   Tks
My opinion is if you can have the transmission repaired at a fair price I would keep the car.It will be much cheaper to get another year or 2 out of it instead of car payments.You could most likely still get some time/mileage out of it as is.How long is the question.If the car has been well maintained at least you know what you have and unless you buy a new car to replace it,its always a gamble what you will end up with.You could start with a fluid change but I wouldn't get my hopes too high since you already have a problem.It sounds like 4th gear is slipping or you have a convertor problem but I would think the convertor problem would affect 3rd gear as well.
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