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BillDozer 05-20-2009 10:00 PM

Newb, just picked up an '01 sport auto, is slamming into drive normal?
 
Just picked up an '01 Sport auto/3 speed with 90,000 miles to tow around a dirtbike trailer and have some fun in lovely Colorado. I've searched around and have had different answers but whats with this thing slamming into reverse and drive? If i go from park to reverse it makes a clunk and a jerk. I've noticed the Jeep sports do it aswell. Can I fix this? Tourque converter problems?

Thanks for any input!

distortedtj 05-20-2009 10:04 PM

As for the "clunk"...check your u-joints. ;)

ccain 05-20-2009 10:10 PM

^^Agree'd. Anything else would be a worn out differential.

4point 05-21-2009 12:05 AM

Welcome Bill

crazyredneck 05-21-2009 03:19 AM

the hard shift from park to gear is normal, it makes it feel worse with the raising of the rear end when you put it in drive. mine does it, it is an 02 4.0, auto, sport.


the short wheelbase and the geometry of the suspension does not help out too much either.

BillDozer 05-21-2009 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyredneck (Post 375389)
the hard shift from park to gear is normal, it makes it feel worse with the raising of the rear end when you put it in drive. mine does it, it is an 02 4.0, auto, sport.


the short wheelbase and the geometry of the suspension does not help out too much either.


Thanks for your input. It almost feels like the stall is set to high on the tranny/torque converter. The same would happen if the rpms were too high when you threw her down through reverse. Im wondering if there are some low fluids?

Thanks again

jpittman 05-24-2009 05:18 PM

This some times help minimize the clunk. When you park, put it into neutral, then set the emergency brake, and then shift into park.

crazyredneck 05-25-2009 02:36 AM

it might also helped if the tranny pumped fluid in park too:banghead:. I forgot to add that in there too.


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