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Transmission shudder advice

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So I got the infamous shudder and quickly panicked and took it for a wheel balance hoping for the best.. still a shudder so I take it for a transmission fluid change shop calls and they tell me bad internal transmission so then I start really freaking out until I read more into it.. so I’m thinking to just go for a transmission flush and hope that solves it all. What would you guys recommend?

p.s I just hit 223k miles
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I had the shudder...The dealer did a power flush..No more shudder so for after 5k miles.
Took it to a Toyota dealer...They would not do a power flush,said the fluid was lifetime,I needed a new torque converter.It would cost 2k...I called another Toyota dealer,they said a power flush would cost $250,they could do it while I wait the next morning. Still no shudder after 5k..Knock on hood..haha!
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