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1999 Continental Shudder when shifting into third gear.

This shudder will occurr when the engine is lugged between 30 to 70 miles per hour. I have had it about 4 shops and the dealer thinks it
is the tranny lock out and replaced the fluid and put in an additive thinking that would help. I need help.

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  • nicole_colem Apr 21, 2009

    i have a 2000 continental and when i driving it does the same thing it is the torque converter just got it replaced i thought it was my transmission on;y act like that in first or second gear

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It will be one of 2 things. It is either the lock up torque converter or a coil pack miss-fire.
You can tell if it is the lock up torque converter by lightly applying brakes with your other foot during the concern. If it goes away then it is the lock up torque converter. If it hasn't been doing this for to long then servicing it and putting an additive in it usually corrects it. However it takes about 75 to 100 miles to do so. If that doesn't cure it you will have to replace the torque converter and depending on how it looks maybe the stator support and the TCC solenoid.
If it is a miss fire then it will probably show up under mode 6 data on a scan tool and replacing that spark plug and coil pack should remedy that.

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