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Re: 2007 Lincoln MKZ, very intermittent transmission...
This is going to be either a programing issue in the transmission control module or an main control valve body concern. This vehicle is under warranty for 48 months or 50000 miles so I would have my local dealer take a look at it.
Ford has a new techincal service bulletin out on a concern similar to what you are describing. It states that if vehicle has less then 20000 miles to reprogram the PCM and TCM, if it has over 20000 miles they recommend to replace the main conrol valve body. The TSB number is 08-24-01
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the jerking may be from the 3-4 spring in the valve body of the transmission. as for the shakes well it is a good chance that the rotors need be turned or just replaced. as you go through water when the brakes heat up it can cause warping in the rotors due to wear or just too thin. also check ball joints. Lincoln had recalls on the lower ball joints failing. its one piece and about 300.00
sounds like an electronic fault caused by the mini computer controling the gearbox functions,try another dealer as dealer only as good as the mechanics it employs.and like the old adage if you only pay peanuts you only get monkeys.but thinking about it ,their is a possibility of a piston sticking in the box thats controling the brake bands.buy a manual next time