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Hesitation or jerking at various speeds when accelerating in 2001 Lincoln Navigator

2001 Lincoln Navi, theft light illuminates (flickers) when accelerating and I feel what seems to be a slipping of the transmission usually at normal road speeds and at highway speeds as well. It feels like a bumping and passengers can feel it too.The tranny fluid is in good condition and quantity is right where it should be. If this is a coil pack, how do I find out which one is bad? Also since they are so far down inside how do I access them to change them?

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The theft light flickering leads me to believe that your problem is with the vehicals imoblizer system

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