I have a 2003 Lincoln that is jerking bad between gears. Hoping its not the transmission. tester said first cylinder (spark plug) as per parts store. would a bad spark plug make it jerk between gears.

Asked by Apr 16, 2014 at 02:57 PM about the 2003 Lincoln LS V8 Premium Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Lincoln mechanic says there testers showed 02 censor bad. Napa showed cylinder 1 bad.
My automatic v8 jerks between gears, Hoping not the transmission. can a bad spark plug
make it jerk between gears while driving??

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Well, if it is every gear change I doubt it would be the spark plug. How is the idle? rough? smooth? While in park how does the engine respond to brief 1/2 throttle revs? smooth? I'd put in park and hit the gas pedal a few times to see if it runs smooth if so, you will want to have the transmission checked out.

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