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I have a 1994 Suburban K1500. It recently started to shudder only when shifting into OD. It is most noticeable before it is completely warmed up. It only appears to happen when it goes into OD. All other shifting is fine. The vehicle has high miles but the trans and TC was replaced with a reman less than 20-30k ago.

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It sounds like your torque converter is not unlocking. Best thing to do is take it to a transmission shop and have them hook it up to a tech 2 scanner and hope it's will have a DTC code in it's history. it's hard to say what is going on, it could be as simple as a oil and filter change due to the loose of transmission fluid line pressure from dirty filter, or a faulty TPS that sends signal to the ECM that will control the torque converter lockup solenoid and line pressure solenoid. Best thing to do and have it scanned since that is cheaper then and rebuilt transmission of something simple. Oh and check the transmission fluid for level and condition, it should be bright red, not dark like burgundy. Keep me posted, be glad to help you save some money. 

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Sound like you're going to need to drop the transmission pan so you can replace the filter along with fresh transmission fluid. I had a problem like that many years ago, this correct the problem... I also know that the throttle positioning sensor will also cause transmission shifting problems. I would start with the filter change then go from there... Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1993 chevy k1500 suburban no 3rd or od gear

with the info you have here it sounds like you have clucthes burnt , you will need to have it rebuilt , or replaced .

more info would be helpfull

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