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What should I watch for with my 2013?


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#1 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:57 PM

Hi everyone! I'm starting to have some concerns with my transmission. Dealership brushed me off, but when you're shifting between gears you can hear a clunk and a harsh movement. At least if you're inside of a quiet area.

What are some other symptoms that I should be watching for with the transmission in case of an upcoming failure? I'd like to get it replaced if it is going to break.


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#2 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

Not sure what you mean by "when you're shifting between gears". Shifting between P - R,  P - D, or something else? Shifting between EV and ICE operation?

 

Did you demonstrate the "clunk" to the dealer?  Maybe it's a suspension or drivetrain mount issue.


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#3 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:40 PM

Was it possibly on an incline and did you use the parking brake? If you park on an incline without the parking brake, that is normal.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:10 AM

When you're shifting between R and D, there's a clunk and jerking movement. Plus, when you get off the brake and press the accelerator and don't come to a stop, it does a similar jerking movement.

No, no incline. I keep it in the garage with the parking brake on.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:41 AM

It sounds like a change in torque may be causing the clunk and jerk.  Check your CV joints. Look for signs grease indicating a bad CV boot. Also, like I said above, it could be engine / transmission mounts or suspension issues like failed bushing.  Have someone shift back and forth releasing brake to start movement while you look for any abnormal engine movement under the hood (from the side of the car) and where the clunk is coming from.  

 

So, to me it sounds like when you release the brake and torque is applied, a part has "excessive movement" causing the clunk and jerk.  My guess: the issue is external to the transmission.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:24 AM

Okay, I'll have them look that over again. Most of the front suspension is newer; it was replaced after a clunking was heard when I was turning.

I was reading what everyone else was saying about a noise when you're driving, in any gear. I'm not sure I can hear anything like that so I should be good to go.








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