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Old 02-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #372
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Originally Posted by HornedFrog05 View Post
Mine still shudders, the Traction control does little to nothing to help the situation. I just got it back from the dealer for this and another issue (front-end clunk) and it didn't really seem to change anything (drove smooth home from the dealer, then came back about 2 hours later). My car drove great until June when they installed the update and now it's just unbearable.

It's been reprogrammed 4 times with no improvements, at which point so I worry about something mechanical being wrong with the transmission?
I know it's a long shot but have you checked for signs of fluid leaks around the transmission. You'll have to remove the felt panel under the engine to get a good look. Search the forum for more details.

I've heard this will ruin the clutches and require clutch replacement.
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