1998 Subaru Forester

When I accelerate from a stop with the steering wheel turned in either direction the vehicle jerks as if the automatic transmission is slipping. Any ideas?

Make sure your four tires match. This means same make/model/size and tread wear depth. The next check is putting in the AWD fuse to disable it. Look in owners manual for location specific. If it stops then its likely your AWD clutch pack.