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b5demon, Auto Service Technician
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  ASE and Chrysler certified master technician
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97 Dodge ram 1500 5.9L V8, 4wd, stock pickup: I have a 97 dodge

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I have a 97 dodge ram 1500 4wd 5.9L stock long bed extra cab pickup. I recently had the 46re trans rebuilt and it seems to work fine. I am experiencing a jerkyness or shuddering
when in over drive at speeds around 50 + and going up hill. I find by locking out OD it eliminates the jerkyness. No fault codes are registered and I did a rotor, cap, spark plug and wires tuneup about 9 months ago. I have been experiencing the jerkyness prior to rebuilding the transmission as well. What could be causing this jerkyness and shuddering?
Thanks,
Don
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  b5demon replied 1 year ago.
Hi Welcome to Just Answer! Did they replace the torque converter when they rebuilt the transmission?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No,
Expert:  b5demon replied 1 year ago.
Ok A shudder at that speed is usually caused by a bad torque converter clutch and you would notice that only in overdrive too. The torque converter will need to be replaced.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok wiill do,
Thanks for your help,
Don
Expert:  b5demon replied 1 year ago.
no problem let me know if you need any more help