Noticing a little something in my 15 day old JL

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Hi its probably nothing but I figured I'd post this anyway to get some feedback. Been noticing when I put my JLU in gear (automatic), there is a slight clunk/shift in the drive shaft are (you can feel and hear it). Back in the day, I know that this meant that either your driveshaft or university joints were wearing out. Hopefully this is just a quirk of the 4wd and all JLs do this. However, I'm throwing this out to the forum to see if anyone else is seeing this.





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I get the same thing. I'm assuming it's normal.
 

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I get it sometimes, not always. I always figured it was a function of where the transmission stopped and how much pressure was on the park pram.
 

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Hi its probably nothing but I figured I'd post this anyway to get some feedback. Been noticing when I put my JLU in gear (automatic), there is a slight clunk/shift in the drive shaft are (you can feel and hear it). Back in the day, I know that this meant that either your driveshaft or university joints were wearing out. Hopefully this is just a quirk of the 4wd and all JLs do this. However, I'm throwing this out to the forum to see if anyone else is seeing this.
It shouldnt clunk. BTW, it's a U-Joint(Universal Joint), not University. I know, Auto Correct sux.
 

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Hi its probably nothing but I figured I'd post this anyway to get some feedback. Been noticing when I put my JLU in gear (automatic), there is a slight clunk/shift in the drive shaft are (you can feel and hear it). Back in the day, I know that this meant that either your driveshaft or university joints were wearing out. Hopefully this is just a quirk of the 4wd and all JLs do this. However, I'm throwing this out to the forum to see if anyone else is seeing this.
mine does the same and several JLs I’ve tried, I think they all do this.
 

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If I don't wait for it to idle down a little after starting, or am parked on an incline I get the clunk. Been doing it since day one and I've got about 12k on it now with no issues. Appears to be normal driveline lash. No worries.
 

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Is it in the driveshaft or the trans? I know mine seems to be a bit loud if I’m parked on a decline (nose down) and I don’t set the e-brake in neutral before parking. If I set the brake in neutral, then shift to Park, I don’t get any noise when I go to leave if I depress the brake and disengage the e-brake prior to shifting to drive. If this isn’t what you’re hearing/feeling, feel free to ignore.
 

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Yep mine does it too. It doesnt matter Sport, (S), Sahara, Rubi, I've heard they all do it.
 

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I get it when parked on any kind of slope. My GC does the same, so I think it's normal.
 

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I park in the garage (flat surface) and often times in the mornings when i pull out and shift into reverse there is a loud clunk then don't hear it again all day.

ADD: I do sometimes also hear it when i leave work after sitting a long time.
 
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It shouldnt clunk. BTW, it's a U-Joint(Universal Joint), not University. I know, Auto Correct sux.
No.. just stating it as I learned it as a kid. My dad was a country guy from GA... he called it "University Joint"....lol.
 

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Do you all use your handbrake when you park? In all the autos I've driven, and the one electric, letting Park hold the car leads to a hard gear engagement next time I drive.
 

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Mine clunks sometimes too. I always pull the parking brake too before letting off the brake. Even in my level garage, it's random on whether it clunks or not when I put it in reverse to leave.
 
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Do you all use your handbrake when you park? In all the autos I've driven, and the one electric, letting Park hold the car leads to a hard gear engagement next time I drive.
Good to know I will start testing this out...
 

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