Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fresno, CA, USA
If it's shuddering or 'chattering' the plates may be dry. I noticed that mine was a little grabby leaving from a dead stop, and occasionally didn't like to disengage when pulling up to a stop in 1st with the lever in(it did disengage, just took it a sec. to break the plates apart). I pulled the cover and removed the plates, let the friction plates soak in a oil bath overnight and reassembled the next morning. Problem solved for me, silky smooth now.