"Clunk" in Drive?

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phmichel
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"Clunk" in Drive?

Postby phmichel » Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:50 pm

On our 2017 Quest (3.5L w/CVT), occasionally when going from R to D there is a half second delay when the CVT engages forward that produces a pronounced "clunk". I don't shift it fast either.

Doesn't happen all the time - maybe 25%. Is this a concern?


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Re: "Clunk" in Drive?

Postby VStar650CL » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:44 pm

CVT's in general transition from D-R and R-D slower than a regular A/T, so a small delay is normal. The clunk isn't normal, but it's more likely to be a sloppy CV joint or torque mount than the tranny itself.


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