Hello all my name is: Kevin
I have a: '95 STEALTH TT
It has the following issue: Shudders between 4300 and 4700 rpm at max boost
I first noticed the problem a couple of weeks ago. While I was overtaking going up a steep hill, the car started to shudder and the acceleration rate dropped. Gauges all held steady and once I got past 4700 RPM, it smoothed out and jumped ahead.
Since then the issue has been completely reproducible. When accelerating under a load and RPMs get between 4300 and 4700 RPM while under boost, the car shudders at about 2 Hz.
Shudder might not be completely accurate, but it really felt like the clutch was slipping, so I replaced it. No joy. No change in symptoms.
While it was in the shop for the clutch, it was suggested that the carrier bearings might be worn, but that was only suggested after the clutch did not fix the problem, so I’m a little suspect. There is definitely some play in the rear one and possibly a little in the forward one. U-joints don’t seem too bad.
It dawned on me (much too late) that it might be engine rather than driveline. Maybe timing or fuel delivery issue or a leak in a turbo line … but it otherwise runs smoothly.
Clearly, I need some direction here. Help, please?