Clunk in shifter while in nuetral

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Don't know if this is normal or not, but I noticed while in neutral, when I press and release brake I hear a clunk in shifter. Anyone know what this is or if it's normal?
 
Could this be the brake interlock safety? Just like pulling the shifter out of park you have to press the foot brake to get it to move.
I was thinking you are just hearing the lock solenoid click in or out????
Please report back if you find otherwise.
:coffee:
 
Could this be the brake interlock safety? Just like pulling the shifter out of park you have to press the foot brake to get it to move.
I was thinking you are just hearing the lock solenoid click in or out????
Please report back if you find otherwise.
:coffee:
I have an appointment next week for my exhaust so I'll ask the mechanic. I noticed it going up my driveway which is solid ice. So I put it in neutral so I couldn't drift back then get a better start
 
You weren't shifting from neutral to drive or reverse were you? You saying this happened when simply touching an releasing the brake, that's all..
 
Could this be the brake interlock safety? Just like pulling the shifter out of park you have to press the foot brake to get it to move.
I was thinking you are just hearing the lock solenoid click in or out????
Please report back if you find otherwise.
:coffee:
You may be right the TRX has an electronic parking brake which does make a unique noise when you engage and disengage the parking brake
 
You weren't shifting from neutral to drive or reverse were you? You saying this happened when simply touching an releasing the brake, that's all..
It's when it's in neutral and I fully press the brake and release. It's on the release that I hear the thump which I think is coming from the shifter. Also I noticed when I shut it off in park in made the same noise
 
It's when it's in neutral and I fully press the brake and release. It's on the release that I hear the thump which I think is coming from the shifter. Also I noticed when I shut it off in park in made the same noise
It's normal. Same exact thing on my GC when I had it. Just a brake safety feature.
 
Could this be the brake interlock safety? Just like pulling the shifter out of park you have to press the foot brake to get it to move.
I was thinking you are just hearing the lock solenoid click in or out????
Please report back if you find otherwise.
:coffee:
That’s my guess also. They all have a safety lock on the shifters now so children can’t accidentally put it in gear.
 
I was thinking it could be the transfer case since this is a full time 4wd vehicle but brake actuator assembly whatever sounds better.
 
Someone may or may not have put their dad's Chevy Blazer (from the 70's) into gear while standing in the seat many, many years ago! :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
Ha, was that you?
 
Don't know if this is normal or not, but I noticed while in neutral, when I press and release brake I hear a clunk in shifter. Anyone know what this is or if it's normal?
We can certainly understand how this noise may be concerning, @TReyX. If you are not able to determine a solution based on suggestions from fellow forum members and you decide to address this with your Ram dealer, please be sure to follow up with us via private message.

Kathryn
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That’s my guess also. They all have a safety lock on the shifters now so children can’t accidentally put it in gear.
First car I owned had a stick. Teenage me was on the freeway and wondered if there was a safety mechanism stopping you going into reverse. Teenage me tries it. Turns out the safety mechanism is hearing the gears roleplay a chainsaw cutting metal
 
We can certainly understand how this noise may be concerning, @TReyX. If you are not able to determine a solution based on suggestions from fellow forum members and you decide to address this with your Ram dealer, please be sure to follow up with us via private message.

Kathryn
Ram Cares
Out of curiosity. What exactly would following your suggestion on messaging you in addition to taking it in do? Do you tie the cases together? To what purpose?
 
First car I owned had a stick. Teenage me was on the freeway and wondered if there was a safety mechanism stopping you going into reverse. Teenage me tries it. Turns out the safety mechanism is hearing the gears roleplay a chainsaw cutting metal
LMAO only because we all had to try that at least once.
 
Out of curiosity. What exactly would following your suggestion on messaging you in addition to taking it in do? Do you tie the cases together? To what purpose?
Hi Bambi, we would be happy to shed some light on how we are able to assist you here. Our role here is to monitor forums, as well as social media platforms, to assist customers who are currently experiencing vehicle concerns by connecting them with a Case Specialist to work with their dealers throughout the repair process. This provides an elevated support system that ensures all available resources are exhausted while the concern is addressed and resolved. If you have any additional questions, feel free to let us know.

Kathryn
Ram Cares
 
Hi Bambi, we would be happy to shed some light on how we are able to assist you here. Our role here is to monitor forums, as well as social media platforms, to assist customers who are currently experiencing vehicle concerns by connecting them with a Case Specialist to work with their dealers throughout the repair process. This provides an elevated support system that ensures all available resources are exhausted while the concern is addressed and resolved. If you have any additional questions, feel free to let us know.

Kathryn
Ram Cares
Thanks for the reply
 
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