1997 licoln continental, automatic
Around first and second gear, the car hesitates to pull and will ‘jerk’. While it’s doing this the car can be revved unsynchronized as it will try to ‘jerk’ it’s way past around 1st and 2nd gear. Eventually, it smooths out after it’s into 3rd gear and drives normally though after roughly getting through 1st and 2nd. In 1st and 2nd gear, if the gas is let off for a bit before smoothing out… it will often sometimes completely come out of gear, not pulling from any power given. If it does, after popping out of gear the car will not go back into gear, even from a complete stop from ‘park’ then trying to put it back into ‘drive’…no response to power given. However, it goes back into gear just fine, roughly again, if you turn the car completely off and put it back into ‘drive’. Obviously, the car also will hesitate even worse on an incline from a dead stop.
Another note, there is a slight wobble to the crankshaft pulley… though, i feel this issue is completely unrelated to a harmonic balancer noting that the car just pops out of gear and goes back in gear just fine when it is turned back off then back on…but, not unless the car is completely turned off?
What would the obvious culprit be…? Torque converter? Please help me get a DD back on the road. Thanks guys