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Car 'jerks' while pushing accelerator.

Car started 'jerking' when pushing accelerator. Can't tell if it's coming from transmission or traction control. Trac control light came on, then temperature gauge dropped from warm to cold, then service engine soon light came on.

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  • Phil Kahn Jan 29, 2012

    I am having the exact same problem with my 2000 Lincoln TC Signature 120,000 miles. I've read about this in other threads, so it's a somewhat common problem. I've also read that it is caused by a faulty #4 coil on plug due to moisture getting into the mechanism. Before I spend the time and money to figure that out, would love to hear if you solved the problem and what it was. Thanks. Phil

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Engine stall hard restart Trac control light on as well as check engine.

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Take it to a shop and have them run a diagnostic on it so you know for sure whats wrong whether its the trac control or the transmission

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