Transmission/driveshaft noise 2006 Dodge Ram

Whenever the shifter is put in park from any other position, a loud "clunk" is heard from the transmission/driveshaft area. The dealer said this is normal even though it doesn't happen every time.
But the noise it makes DOES NOT sound normal. Anyone have any info??? Thanks
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with 3,000 miles. Anytime the shifter is put into park, a loud "clunk" is heard from the transmission/driveshaft area as if someone were hitting it with a small hammer. The dealer said this is normal, but it DOES NOT sound normal, nor does it do it every time. Anyone have or know of a similar problem? If so, what was the remedy? Thanks
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Anything yet on the outcome of the noise, I have the same problem with 2K miles
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Anything yet on the outcome of the noise, I have the same problem.
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rammer wrote:

Ram1500 SLT at just 500 mile i took it into the shop and they said it was some kind of electrical problem and 10 days later i picked it up and they had replaced all the injectors and then the horn light on the dash would come on and i would have to drive my truck 50 miles with the horn and lights going off, and took it back and they told me they saw the codes but cant do anything about it. now there is a noice when i put it in park and it was told to me that it is normal, and know the rear end does nothing but shake. and Chrysler will do nothing to help me so know i have an attorney. and even my husband said it is not normal and he is a mechanic.
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Just to clarify... you'd come to a stop in 'D'rive, foot on brake, shift into 'P'ark, THEN hear the clunk?
If so, you're probably just hearing the park pawl engaging... it's a spring-loaded rod, so if the alignment is just "slightly" off (ie. not perfectly aligned, and not so mis-aligned that the pawl won't engage, until the vehicle rolls a bit), then it will "clunk" as it engages.
Are we talking "boot kicking a tire" type of clunk, or more of a "sledge hammer striking the frame" kind of noise?
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Topcop wrote:

You should NOT hear a clunk going into park. UNDER ANY CIRCIMSTANCE if that truck is a standard pickup.
And..... I don't care what Tom says.
fact.....not fiction.
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Except of course, if the truck actually has the required backlash in the gears. If it has that, it'll have a clunk when it goes into park at some point or another. There has to be a small amount of play in the drivetrain, I don't care what MM says.
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Max Dodge wrote:

you are wrong. I am right.
Listen......I work on these things EVERY single day of the week........ okay,okay,.....i don't work on weekends...but......
regardless of that..... I am test driving, scanning, repairing these things day in and day out, most every day of the week.....and these POS trannies, from vehical to vehical, are not clunking, should not clunk, will not clunk, going into park if the tranny is working properly and the eng perf. is up to par.
This thing should NOT clunk going into PARK!!!!!
now.... you keep spouting whatever you want... but....
you're wrong.
If you want to state that you work on trannies everyday of the week, have done so for 20 years or so...... then.... we'll debate who's wrong and who's correct. AND.....then you'll still be wrong.
You guys keep posting on experience from personal use of your vehicals, history of what you've read, archives of this NG, and what you've convinced yourselves is correct. That's all well and good. Ya'll hit the nail on the head most of the time. But....when GG or some other tranny dude pops in here you reeeeelllly oughta do some research before you go spouting guess's based on what you've read or heard. I know you guys like a good feud....
so......
GO SUCK A MONKEY'S ARSE............. u-r wrong! i-m right.
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Well, thats not a surprise from you.

So?
That would be "vehicle", but who's got spell check these days?

Right, but the question was about the drivetrain, not just the trans. Take a look at the subject line....

Well I know you are wrong, because my Dad's 75 D100 did it, my '00 Ram does it on occassion, my Darts all do it once in a while, and its not exactly rocket science to figure out that there HAS to be a bit of play in the drivetrain in order to avoid friction problems.

Yeah, and you know everything... except what Tom and I ask for. BTW, wheres that TSB you promised?
> ~:~

Perhaps thats why you think you know it all. Except the short term stuff... like that TSB.....
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Max Dodge wrote in message:

for your input.......experience with your own vehicows.
maybe you should fix yours.....before you tell others theirs works correctly.
and...... the tsb was emailed to a reg here......... the "harness" link was emailed to another reg here.
(didn't want all the info going to someone that could put it togeather and build a bomb)
man........ i make me chuckle.
lmao@me
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Or maybe I should leave the backlash at the factory spec.
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Park should not clunk so loud you think it's coming from the tranny, reverse can, sitting on reverse for a split second to long and jaming it into park like a bat out of hell can clunk. Otherwise drive another Dodge at the dealership, shift the crazy way you do now and see it if makes the same clunk? Then you will know if the dealer is being straight with you.
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