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Shutters at 65/70 miles a hr goes away with

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Shutters at 65/70 miles a hr goes away with acceleration,sluggish take off from start . It's a 2004 Chevrolet express 1500
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: I bought the van a year ago fuel filters are new , I can feel a jerk after taking off from light , if I stop put it in gear again it takes off just fine
JA: Are you fixing your Express 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Shutter guard in the trans
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no not tha I an think of now
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

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This shutter is it short and brief or something that you can make occur for a long period?

Is this shutter a fast vibration or more harsh like the engine has the hiccups?

The sluggish acceleration is that from take off alone or up through all gears?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Shutter is brief and harsh , feels like your running over small bumps on the road ,if you accelerate to higher speed it goes away
The take off is from take off alone and only happens if I stop at a light or to make a turn
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

On take off does it seem like you are taking off in 2nd and not in 1st gear?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it does
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** shudder fits that of a torque converter clutch that is going bad or a concern with a ignition related misfire under certain loads. For the low power on take off. You need to count the upshifts to see if in fact it is taking off in 2nd and not in first gear. If that is the case then there is a likely valve body issue to blame. If the highway shudder is a misfire then that too can be to blame for low take off power.

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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Hello Chris here again,

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Thanks Chris