Taurus shudders when accelerating uphill

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#1

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with 103,000 miles. It shudders when I accelerate; sometimes one, two or three shakes. This usually occurs around 35-40 mph while I am going uphill (never while going downhill). I always use overdrive, but I tried it in drive and also felt it then.



Has anyone successfully diagnosed and fixed this problem?


#2

Get the transmission serviced. It may be the lock up clutch in the torque converter.