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I have been living with a issue for most of the year with my Acura RL. It has 92K miles and except for this issue running. When cruising at a lower speed, I hear a shudder sound when I try an accelerate. It feels like its in in 5th gear and wants to be in 4th gear and has no power. When I accelerate or at higher RPMs I do not feel/hear it. Its most noticeable when the air conditioning is on and low RPM cruising. I replaced the air filter which needed it, but problem persists. When I search other forums I found references to Torque Converter Shudder which had the same symptoms I experience. Also, when car is in this state, I put the transmission into manual and keep it 4 which removes the shudder feeling.

I saw some discussion on LUBEGARD ATF Protectant to resolve the issue? What would you advise.
 

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Took it to my dealer and they confirmed that the torque converter needs to be replaced. Lucky covered by my extended warranty which will end in 6000 miles. Unrelated - they also found broken motor mounts.
 
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