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Transmission delay/clunking into gear

I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee with the HEMI. Lately it's been clunking into gear when I first start it up. I've changed the fluid and both filters so I know it's not that. Any other ideas on what it could be? Low fluid? It shifts fine otherwise...just the intitial start-up clunk into gear. Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:01 AM
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

def. check the fluid.....
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

Should it be at the full mark or in between full and add?
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

Ok checked the fluid and it was barely on the dipstick. Do you think it will take 2 full quarts to fill it correctly?
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

When you checked the Fluid was the Jeep Turned on or off? Make sure it is turned on when you check it.
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

I have the same issue and when I posed this question I was told to check the front diff bushing/ isolators. There are 2. They look like hockey pucks. Also check the mount. make sure the rubber is in good shape. Mine are cracked like crazy so it'll get done hopefully next week.
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

I ended up adding 2 quarts to it. You are supposed to run it with the trans in neutral is what it says on the dipstick. Took it out for a drive and WOW what a difference. No clunk putting in Drive or Reverse and it shifts like butter. Thanks to everyone who helped!
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

I go to get the Jeep out of the garage this AM and it clunks into Drive!!! Dealer states it may need a "quick learn" procedure done on it. Anyone heard of this and know the cost or what's involved?
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

Dealer said it may take time for the transmission computer to "re-learn" and it did today. It doesn't do the clunk anymore.
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

sorry for the hijack, but where do i get a dipstick from?
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Re: Transmission delay/clunking into gear

If it's a 3.7 the dipstick states to not be removed unless by dealer. I believe they are sealed for life but I'm sure if you wanted you could change out the fluid.
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