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Hello,

My new Grand Cherokee has a clicking noise when I put it into drive/reverse/park and even when I start driving. The Jeep dealership said that it's what the Jeep does and it's normal.

Does this have to do with the automatic shifting being electric? Or should it not make this clicking sound? Is this normal? Because it is kind of annoying.
 

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constant clicking, or one click when you put it in gear? If one click while shifting this is normal mine and every 14 I've drove does it.
 

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It's one click every time I put into the gear. One click when car is down or up shifting. Thanks for your help! I just thought it was annoying to hear.
 

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It is not normal and my 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland with the HEMI just started doing this at 47K miles. It is driving me crazy! The noise is from under the chassis behind the engine. It does the rapid clicking for a few seconds then stops. It does it in park at startup, in drive, neutral and reverse but only for maybe 5-10 seconds.
 

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It is not normal and my 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland with the HEMI just started doing this at 47K miles. It is driving me crazy! The noise is from under the chassis behind the engine. It does the rapid clicking for a few seconds then stops. It does it in park at startup, in drive, neutral and reverse but only for maybe 5-10 seconds.
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We regret to learn of this concerns and understand how a noise like this could become frustrating. If you do chose to visit a dealer to have this looked into further, please let us know. We would be more than happy to offer our assistance. Just send us private message with additional details.
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It is not normal and my 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland with the HEMI just started doing this at 47K miles. It is driving me crazy! The noise is from under the chassis behind the engine. It does the rapid clicking for a few seconds then stops. It does it in park at startup, in drive, neutral and reverse but only for maybe 5-10 seconds.
Do you think it could be a broken exhaust manifold bolt? The exhaust will leak with a clicking sound until is warms up a bit and gets sealed off.
 

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It is not normal and my 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland with the HEMI just started doing this at 47K miles. It is driving me crazy! The noise is from under the chassis behind the engine. It does the rapid clicking for a few seconds then stops. It does it in park at startup, in drive, neutral and reverse but only for maybe 5-10 seconds.
norcaltc - I too have the exact issue you described. Just started this morning on my 2012 GC SRT8. Loud clicking / ticking sound under the chassis, behind the engine. It happens as soon as I start it for a few seconds, then again when I move the shifter into any position. Like something is cycling. After a few seconds it goes away until you take your foot off the brake and start moving, then the ticking starts up again. But I cant tell how long it lasts when moving.
 

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It is the transmission solenoid that is cycling. I got underneath the vehicle and had my wife move the shifter from Drive to Reverse until I isolated it.
 

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May be the transfer case for me. When put into reverse and cut the wheel, I get major resistance when backing up. If I keep wheel straight, it backs up as normal, but as soon as I turn wheel it slows to a stop. It's sitting at dealer now waiting to be looked at.
 

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Found problem. It is the transmission solenoid cycling.
So is it really a "problem?" or is it supposed to do that? I noticed mine makes a sound when I shift from R to D and take my foot off the brake to start driving forward. I describe it almost like the sound of the AC compressor kicking on, but I don't have any climate control running. It only does it that once and then I never notice after that.
 

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Having this same issue with our 2014 GC. Started with backing out of the driveway and feeling resistance and then started noticing the 5 seconds of clicking when starting the car, putting it in park or reverse. Does anybody know the for sure part that needs to be replaced? How is there not a recall for this?! Of course our Jeep is just out of warranty. Do anybody know if it's safe to drive?
 

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There should be a recall but you know how that goes. Does your Jeep continue to click while driving it? Mine did. Dealership tried telling me the clicking was normal until I asked "even when driving it?" Then they admitted something was wrong. When they checked it they told me there should have been warning lights coming on but there wasn't. I was told when the clicking continues while driving, the transmission is incapable of going into 4X4. Good luck!
 

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We had no warning lights or anything on. We finally got a response from our local mechanic saying it’s the transmission control module. Does that sound right? He disconnected ours for now and the clicking and resistance went away which leads me to believe he’s right. We just don’t have 4x4 right now.
 

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I don’t think the 2014 has a external transmission control module, there is a Transfercase/drivetrain control module. Disconnecting that will leave you in the 2WD default. The transmission typically does nor affect 2wd/4wd modes.

The transfer case or TCM can click when defective. They usually replace both the control module and the transfer case actuator as a fault in one often causes the other to fail.

But its just a guess, take it with a grain of salt.

There have been quite a few discussion threads on the subject, when I get back I’ll try to find one for you. In the mean time, look for discussions on the motor, actuator, control module.
 
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Grand Cherokee 2014 engine tick

my 2014 developed this ticket about 100,000. It seems to be getting worse.This may be related......at Up to 165 degrees oil temp , pressure at 2000 rpm is about 70 psi, the second it goes to 167 degrees pressure drops to 40 psi. This seems like it has to be a false reading, but need to check with mechanical pressure guage. The low oil pressure issue and engine tick is is apparently a known issue
 
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