transmission shudder in 3rd gear
what would cause transmission shudder during normal acceleration when auto is in and shifting to 3rd gear ?1997 t-bird Lx Sport 4.6 w traction loc
most likely the torque converter.
Are you positive its the Trans at all??? I know that Fords with Coil over plug design have problems with coil pack failure. This seems to happen when under load 2 - 3 gear and sometimes when down hifting from OD to 3rd. The coil is sometimes intermittant and will work after about what feels like a 10 - 30second shudder of the engine. It feels like a trans but its not. Check you computer for codes. If you have anything in the 300 - 308 its more then likely a coil going bad.
torque converter. same problem, Ford dealer said it was the clutches were drying out. drained the fluid and added a special converter fluid. and havent had a bit of problem since. PS don't trust a transmission shop unless you know them REAL well
had same problem at 30000 miles. changed transmission fluid, everything okay to 240000 miles.
1997 Thunderbird, 101000 miles. Auto trans shudders when getting up, sometimes 3Rd, sometimes 2ND. When I let the gas peddle go and reaccelorate, it is fine.