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2004 grand cherokee limited 4.7 v8 going down road hear a

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2004 grand cherokee limited 4.7 v8 going down road hear a clunk trans. quits shifting when slow down or starting out stays in high gear till you shut off then worked ok
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: no leaking 87,000 miles but cooler in radiator ruptured have changed trans fluid 3 times filters twice had to dealer to read code said ok but light came back on when clunked
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i changed radiator myself then changed fluid twice filter once took to dealer to read code said o k recommended change fluid again which did with another filter then clunked again yesterday and light back on shut off then start up seemed o k only ran about 1 mile
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: when driving seems ok till clunk happens no slipping or shifting problem but when clunk happens goes to high gear till you shut it off then ok clunk has happend twice
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hey how are you

1- when fluid was changed any metal shaving found in the old fluid

2- The TCM trans control module could be causing this if you can confirm not mechanical issue, i m not sure o the clunk you hearing

3- will the clunk goes away if you turn jeep off and back on and drive again

please let me know

Thank You *****
ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no amount of shavings clunk does go away drove approx. 25 miles till clunk came back again but shut off then ok but only drove 1 mile to home
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Well that 1 mile is not enough to duplicate the problem to see, but will it make that one mile trip

with out the clucking noise

have you inspected the drive shaft and is yours 4wd ?