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Jeep liberty 2006 started making clunking sounds for a few…

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Hi, jeep liberty 2006 started making clunking sounds for a few days, now won't go forward in drive but will go back in reverse.

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Honestly, I thought the oise was coming from the right front wheel, but I jacked up bother front wheels and they turn freely.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Liberty yourself? What have you tried so far?

Noise went on for about two weeks, but got really bad just before failure.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I jacked up rear wheels in drive the wheels turn freely, even at 1200 rpm

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok, thanks

That noise was a clue/warning that something was going wrong.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and
this is the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside
pan. Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just
were a bit low on fluid.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
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Thanks, Ron

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Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No, will try the suggestions. Already took cover off differential box and all looks good there. I should have known since it can be pushed forward in neutral ok.
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Yep, sure does. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Thanks again, Ron

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