TCC Vibration, Judder or Shudder Misdiagnosed
Malfunctioning mounts are notorious for causing a wide variety of vibration complaints including what is often thought of as a converter clutch vibration, judder or shudder; particularly so with vehicles that perform cylinder deactivation for fuel economy.
Old Guy, Old Problem; Young Guy, Old Problem
Thus is the case with the 2000 Crown Vic that showed up at one of our installers. With the car having 190,000 hard miles and needing an exchange unit installed, the Young Guy (technician) quickly pulled the unit and dropped in a fresh 4R70W reman. It all went smoothly until the test drive.