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Unread 10-03-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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clunk when releasing gas pedal

Hi all,

I'm currently having an issue with clunking noise when I release the gas pedal (more noticeable in lower speed). Its not too loud but anoying. I checked the u-joints on the drive shaft but it seems to be fine (no play whatsoever). Anyone has any idea whete should I start to fix this problem ?

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Unread 10-03-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Have you checked engine and tranny mounts??
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Unread 10-03-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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I have the EXACT same problem right now with my ZJ... I'm looking foward to any further information.
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Unread 10-03-2005, 09:30 PM   #4
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It is also happening with my wj.
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Unread 10-03-2005, 09:33 PM   #5
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x3 on my ZJ. especially in traffic, its so annoying
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Unread 10-03-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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i have that problem too, and it also happens a lot when i hit a bump. i checked the front end, had the wheels aligned, replaced the stabilizer shock, everything is fine.

i have come to the conlcusion that the tranny mounts or the engine mounts are bad, but i just cant find where, does anybody have any tests?
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Unread 10-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #7
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Going down the road, if I tap on the gas and let off real fast while going about 15mph or so you can hear it clunk pretty bad. Kind of annoying.
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Unread 10-04-2005, 12:13 PM   #8
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I have the same clunk, and after crawling around under the heep last night I think I've narrowed it down to where the front driveshaft enters the transfer case.
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Unread 10-04-2005, 01:34 PM   #9
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yep, mine does the same thing! I'm gonna replace my rear u-joint and if that don't fix it then I'm going to assume my rear differential is getting sloppy and I already have plans to re-gear it when I get back from Iraq. 4.56's and lockers. Anyway I think that the latter thought for the problem is true ie..backlash and worn gears.

Any thoughts along the same lines?
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Unread 10-04-2005, 01:54 PM   #10
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Just a thought...check your exaust system. A loose or broken hanger can cause a muffler or pipe to bang on things during acceleration/deceleration and bumps. Its worth crawling under the Jeep and looking for a few seconds.
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Unread 10-04-2005, 01:56 PM   #11
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I just sent the jeep to mechanics and he said something in the driveshaft u joints came loose (seal). He tightened it and it drives alot better now but still can hear the clunk so I left it in his shop until he can get rid of those clunks.

I will let you guys know after I get my POS jeep back from the shop
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Unread 10-04-2005, 02:50 PM   #12
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There was also a tsb on this for a certain model and year , can't remeber but i think it was early 2000 for a few months

it was fixed by nickel plating the inner tranny parts ...
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Unread 10-04-2005, 03:09 PM   #13
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Yeah i have a very early 2000 and it is making the noise..i would take it into the shop but i would want to have some more info first and see if it is even a big deal.
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Originally Posted by shadetree
yep, mine does the same thing! I'm gonna replace my rear u-joint and if that don't fix it then I'm going to assume my rear differential is getting sloppy and I already have plans to re-gear it when I get back from Iraq. 4.56's and lockers. Anyway I think that the latter thought for the problem is true ie..backlash and worn gears.

Any thoughts along the same lines?
Yes, if all the mounts are solid, and its not ujoints, then driveline slop. Diff backlash, stretched TC chain, and thrust washers in the transmission clutch packs are places to look.
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Unread 10-04-2005, 06:43 PM   #15
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gtg, I'm looking in the right direction! thanks
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