loud clunk any time i shift to reverse.. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-02-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
zachattack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: PHX, AZ
Posts: 128
Question loud clunk any time i shift to reverse..

as it says I have a loud clunk any time I switch to reverse also when its on a steep incline like 30 degrees or so its a real b!t(# to get out of park.. I feel like I'm about to break some thing.. Yes its a auto bit once I get the 4.0 block and ax15 my buddy has ill be converting her to stick.. But any ideas in the mean time?

zachattack is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 12:34 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Green Zombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 16
When you park on the incline, hold your brake shift into neutral, apply parking brake, release your brake pedal, then shift into park. When you park on a hill your putting the weight of your jeep on the tranny. This should help a little.

Green Zombie is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 01:46 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Gorge
Posts: 132
Checked your u-joints lately?
toddster8 is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 06:11 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 243
that's what I was thinking todd
langwilliams is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 11:32 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
0III0forlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 3,692
Images: 6
It could be a bad rear u-joint. It can also be an idle that is set too high allowing for a severe backlash when the gears are changed. AS was stated above, parking on an incline with an automatic requires the proper use of the emergency brake in order to take the stress off of the drivetrain.
__________________
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8.5" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...
0III0forlife is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 11:48 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
shelby987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 102
The difficulty to get out of park will certainly be magnified by the weight of the vehicle on an incline, Green Zombie has the right procedure to avoid binding up the parking pawl in the transmission.

I would also recommend checking the fundamentals of the system, do you have proper fluid level in your trans, is the fluid in good condition? The parking pawl of the transmission needs fluid to properly engage and disengage the castle lugs, and it might also be worth making sure you don't have any binding in your shift cable.

I am not familiar with the Jeep Auto trans cable, but typically any cable driven system is susceptible to dirt and rust and can benefit from an air purge and some lubrication (I like aerosol bike lube as it is formulated not to bind with dirt).

shelby987 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC