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Unread 11-10-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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Transmission issues on a 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited

Has anyone been having any issues with the transmission on a 2009 Jeep Liberty? Mine's an automatic that makes weird noises when it tries to shift it's self into neutral or some times when it tries to down shift. The noise sound like a gun going off inside the transmission. I have taken it to the dealer multiple times but they can't find anything wrong with transmission or hear it act up. The weird part is that it doesn't do it every time .... so it's been impossible to show it to the dealer when it's acting up. Does anyone have ideas on how I could fix this problem.

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Unread 11-11-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
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Fast clicking sound?

That's normal, all Chrysler transmissions do that. That's why they can't find anything wrong.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #3
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The transmission doesn't make a clicking sound. It more like a bang or somebody driving a stick that doesn't know how to shift very well.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 01:03 PM   #4
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The transmission doesn't make a clicking sound. It more like a bang or somebody driving a stick that doesn't know how to shift very well.
Well it does make a clicking sound.

The transmission does make a loud "bang" when parked on a hill. That too is normal, is that the case here? If you're on flat ground then you're not going to be able to reproduce the noise.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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That's happened to me a few times. I've kind of learned how to avoid it with driving habits. The TSB i had done might have helped too
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Unread 11-12-2010, 06:25 AM   #6
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Well, my company has had a small fleet of Libertys since they were introduced, and I can tell you that most of them do the same thing. They don't "bang" into gear when driving normally, but will do so under certain circumstances. Honestly, these trannys aren't that sophisticated, and it doesn't really seem to hurt them. It seems to be more of a lack of refinement. That said, we have had a few trannys die on us, but we use the Libs off-road quite a bit. They lead hard lives.

If yours does this on every shift or downshift, something may be wrong. One other thing to check would be your shift linkage. It may be misaligned, and may be causing the bang into neutral.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 10:11 AM   #7
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I would like note that the problem generally happen when driving and not when parking. It also happens at slow and fast speeds. I am going to get the shift linkage looked at thanks for the idea SCT100
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Unread 05-06-2015, 04:04 PM   #8
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same issue

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Has anyone been having any issues with the transmission on a 2009 Jeep Liberty? Mine's an automatic that makes weird noises when it tries to shift it's self into neutral or some times when it tries to down shift. The noise sound like a gun going off inside the transmission. I have taken it to the dealer multiple times but they can't find anything wrong with transmission or hear it act up. The weird part is that it doesn't do it every time .... so it's been impossible to show it to the dealer when it's acting up. Does anyone have ideas on how I could fix this problem.
I've had the same issue and have taken it to the dealer 10 times the past 8 months, I know but no other dealer wants to work on a warranty issue another dealer has touched
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I'm experiencing the same issue. csell what was your findings?
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Unread 05-08-2015, 01:22 PM   #10
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I've had the same issue and have taken it to the dealer 10 times the past 8 months, I know but no other dealer wants to work on a warranty issue another dealer has touched
UJK4678,
Did the dealer provide you with a recommended fix from their diagnosis? Were they able to duplicate the concern?
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Unread 05-08-2015, 07:44 PM   #11
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My 2008 had a clicking noise.It was a constant click that almost sounded like lifter tick. Was mis-diagnosed as a starter. Turned out to be the parking pin had sheared off and cut into my input shaft and acted like a lathe bit is what I was told. I was never able to view the parts though.Trans needed a whole rebuild. Less than 50,000 kms it needs another rebuild. That is happening next week.
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