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Tundra 11-29-2012 12:49 PM

Weird clunk on cold temperature
My ST8 2012 just started doing weird clunks in the morning. It getting cold, and since its around 25F in the morning, the first time I turn (going our of my driveway) and I feel and hear weird clunks that seems to come from the transfer case or the rear diff.. In addition to those clunks, the truck is jerking like if there is somethign trying to prevent me from turning. My dealer dont have a clue of whats going on. (not surprising). Any of you aware of cold weather issue with rear diff or transfer case on 12' SRT8.


forza 11-29-2012 01:01 PM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
Sure it's not the brakes. Some people have had the brakes stick after washing and sitting in the driveway overnight. If it's that, then it's nothing that needs fixing.

Tundra 11-29-2012 01:05 PM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
Thanks for the reply. That was my first concern. I did check the brakes and they are well lubricated and moving freely.

I suspected water in the transfer case, tranny and diff. Dealer veryfied them all and everything is fine.

louie22 12-05-2012 11:36 PM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
my jeep was doing the same thing its like when you turn the wheel all the way it jerks n thumps but i brought my jeep to the dealer the other day he checked it out and he tightend the sway bar. he said the bolts were lose.that was yesterday tho so idk if its fixed or what yet but ill keep you up to date if i fix it.

Tundra 12-06-2012 10:08 AM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
Thanks Louie. The weird side is that It only do it "once", when its colder than 0C and at very low speed. What it the same for you?


louie22 12-06-2012 10:29 AM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
yes it did it when it was really cold and when im on a hill reversing with the wheel cut all the way but hopfully it does not do it anymore i hate when it happens

Tundra 12-06-2012 11:10 AM

Re: Weird clunk on cold temperature
Thanks again. I will mention that to my dealer. The thing with those SRT versions (I had a 2010 before this one) is that dealers dont know anything about them. Furthermore, the support they receive from Chrysler is bad. My passion for Hemi's is certainly not about quality or customer service...


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