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A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

Hello,

I hear a "clunk" noise coming from beneath the vehicle when shifting from D to N or D to P in my 2011 GC Limited (5.7). P to D is fine. Has anyone else experience this with their 2011? Any ideas as to what it may be? Is there a TSB for this?

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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

I would have someone look under the vehicle while you are shifting through the gears (with the brakes applied and also the parking brake set) and see if the driveshafts have slop in them.

That would be my first guess.

Does it also do it when you use the autostick downshifting? If yes then it is driveline slop.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

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Hello,

I hear a "clunk" noise coming from beneath the vehicle when shifting from D to N or D to P in my 2011 GC Limited (5.7). P to D is fine. Has anyone else experience this with their 2011? Any ideas as to what it may be? Is there a TSB for this?

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Mine also does this, but I am used to it since my previous 2006 WK did the same.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

Usually the clunk is from N or P to Drive. Its called harsh engagement or shifting and there has been a few TSBs on harsh shifting. That's what you complain about to the dealer. He may find a bad us joint, but typically its a transmission engaging harshly thing. It is hard on the joints.

My late April built V8 (which should be up to date from the factory) only seems to shift harshly when hot, and when shifting to D from N when coasting slowly forward. I would not have noticed it, however, if I wasn't stuck for an hour in a traffic jam a few weeks ago and was shifting to N to save some wear and tear (although I don't know if that is the case with these newer transmissions).
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

Thanks all! I brought my car in to the dealer this morning. I complained about harsh shifting, mentioning going from D to P or D to Neutral. I received a call back saying that they compared to another Grand Cherokee and that this was normal in the Grand Cherokees.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

Ya i've heard that same story for years.

Them - "they all shift like that"

Me - "They all shift like a piece of shit?"

Them - "Yes"

Me - "I'll be buying a Subaru next"
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

Is there anything more I should have them do? Them saying it is normal seems to confirm Dunecrawler's post from earlier.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

The build date for my 2011 Overland was Feb 9th and it does not make a "clunk" noise no matter how it is shifted. Just thought you would like to know that the "clunk" noise may not be normal.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

We have a clunk that happens after braking and then accelerating. Ours is barely detectable from the driver's seat but is noticeable from the passenger side.

It's "always" done it but I'm going to bring it up to the dealer anyway...can't imagine that it's good if there's something loose down there.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

I had a 'clunk' when I began to turn from a dead start in my 2011 WK2 (1998 miles). I brought it to my dealer and it was diagnosed that the front suspension had loosened and needed to be tightened and realigned. I don't know if this is your problem but you may want to have it checked out.
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

i have the same issue, but its dissipated as the car has broken in.

Trans shifts hard from D to R to P
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Re: A "clunk" noise when shifting gears

I have the same problem in my wk2 5.7 himi when shifting from d to n i dont know what to do ?
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