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I have a '93 Ford Taurus with about 82K miles on it. It's had intermittent problems for about two years now and it seems that it can never get properly diagnosed.

Let's see, computer chip, fuel pump, fuel filter, sensors have all been replaced and yet the car never runs perfect or as well as it should.

Today, SO is driving on the highway and she said all of a sudden it started shaking and lost power and her speed dropped down to about 15mph. It continued on like this for a bit and then cleared up. Then on two occasions at a traffic light the car stalled, but would start right back up.

I called a mechanic who immediately said the torque convertor is acting up when I told him the symptons.

He told me to get a bottle of "shutter guard" and put it in the XMSN. He said that on Monday he will flush it and then see what happens. He said if this didn't fix the problem it would be about $400 to replace the torque convertor.

Any comments or ideas? Does this mechanics diagnosis sound right. My SO is ready to give up on the car, but with only 82K miles and no car payment I would prefer to keep it for another 100K miles.

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