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Old 02-15-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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I recently noticed there is a slight clunk when i shift from reverse to drive but not from park to drive or neutral to drive... is this normal?, my cherokee has the splicer auto tranny if that helps.
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slight clunk is pretty normal. make sure your drive shaft u joints are good, and the trans mount is good, and you're fine. also could be worn out rign and pinion, but not likely.

if its a small clunk, its just the driveline shifting. the gears in the axle to the gears in the trans just all shifting momentum. from the trans to t case to axle there's a few gears going from one direction to another.
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thanx thats what i thought, just makin sure
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Mine did the same thing when id put it in gear itd clunk and kinda lunge a lil it was the drive shaft u-joint


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mine has always had a slight clunk, but never anything too bad.

i had always assumed it was just a Jeep thing haha.
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Check tranny/Engine mounts, U joint,Leaf spring bushing and last but not least if you have the cryco 8.25 it is a common find (dont ask me why) to find the pinion bearing worn out. causing slaping and clunking when loading the drivetrain.
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1.) Worn U-joints
2.) Worn Ring and Pinion
3.) Rarely but, a broken rear axle degree shim was causing me a clunk.
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make sure not to miss the engine mounts, they cause clunks and then trouble. trans mount could be soft. u-joints definitly check, heck they are so cheap dont check em, replace em....
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