If they told you it was the rear brake "pads", you need another dealership. It would be rear brake "shoes" since it has drums in the rear. If you have Trac-Loc, it will sometimes makes noises ( clutches ), but that is usually while driving. If the tranny is lurching I would give the tranny time to "learn" your driving habits. I would also change the tranny fluid to Amsoil synthetic. It will help smooth out the shifting. When parking your KJ try these steps. When you have come to a stop (1)Keep your foot on the brake (2)Put the KJ in park with your foot still on the brake (3)Engage the parking brake with your foot still on the brake (4)Take your foot off the brake and turn off the KJ. This method tends to keep the tranny from "binding". It won't "roll" or "bind" when parking. When you start your KJ, you should (1)Put foot on brake (2)Start KJ with foot still on brake (3)Release the parking brake with foot still on brake (4) Shift into Drive or Reverse and then release foot brake. I know this seems stupid when reading but it is not that involved and seems to help. The Amsoil helps with the shifting...Good Luck.
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