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2004 4 runner v8 automatic transmission. shudder between…

2004 4 runner v8...

2004 4 runner v8 automatic transmission. shudder between 30-45mph once a day or so

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it the original transmission?

Yes 252000

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

2004 Toyota 4 runner sport automatic v-8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?

Transmission fluid is fine- not low. nothing else

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's about it

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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Please advise if when this happens the temperature gauge is reading jut a bit below the middle of the gauge. Thanks

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I would say temp is "normal

Two things to consider. One is replace the engine cooling system thermostat. The OD shift occurs when the coolant is at 177 degrees. If the thermostat is sticking, and the coolant is 176/177/178, you will get a shudder when the OD is due to occur. Secondly, the solenoid valve in the transmission may be sticking (common at 252,000 miles). A complete transmission fluid flush would be a good idea before doing anything else.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
If it only shudders between 35 and 45 would that be the OD
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