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P1000 Clunk sound right before shifting

mikeg135

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hey guys,
I just had my clutch update done and noticed that the pioneer makes a notable clunk sound right before the transmission shifts. I don't recall it making that clunk before the clutch update. Its fairly pronounced while shifting 1-3 and is less notable in the upper gears.

is this normal or should I be taking it back to the shop?
 
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hey guys,
I just had my clutch update done and noticed that the pioneer makes a notable clunk sound right before the transmission shifts. I don't recall it making that clunk before the clutch update. Its fairly pronounced while shifting 1-3 and is less notable in the upper gears.

is this normal or should I be taking it back to the shop?
It’s fine
 

mikeg135

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good to know....I definitely have a clunk right before feeling it change gears. sounds like this is normal. thanks for the feedback.
 
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03mossy

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Is this clunk something you get used to? I am in the shopping/test driving phase right now for a new sxs. When I test drove the 1000-5 I loved everything about it except for that shift clunk really bugged me.

Sorry if this an odd first post but I joined here a while ago and have been reading posts daily and this clunk is the only thing holding me back.
 

Shooter63

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Is this clunk something you get used to? I am in the shopping/test driving phase right now for a new sxs. When I test drove the 1000-5 I loved everything about it except for that shift clunk really bugged me.

Sorry if this an odd first post but I joined here a while ago and have been reading posts daily and this clunk is the only thing holding me back.
It will get progressively quieter as it gets mileage on it
 

ohanacreek

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Is this clunk something you get used to? I am in the shopping/test driving phase right now for a new sxs. When I test drove the 1000-5 I loved everything about it except for that shift clunk really bugged me.

Sorry if this an odd first post but I joined here a while ago and have been reading posts daily and this clunk is the only thing holding me back.
I don't even notice it anymore, not sure if Ive gotten used to it or its gotten that much quieter.
I guess if you're coming from something that has never made noise because it doesn't shift its a lot different that being used to a geared transmission in a motorcycle or atv where there is a noise when it shifts. 700 and a car are an automotive style automatic the DCT is for lack of a more articulate way of describing it, a computer controlled manual transmission.
 

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I don't even notice it anymore, not sure if Ive gotten used to it or its gotten that much quieter.
I guess if you're coming from something that has never made noise because it doesn't shift its a lot different that being used to a geared transmission in a motorcycle or atv where there is a noise when it shifts.
Mine was much louder before the new clutches.. maybe that’s miles or maybe they adjusted the solenoid. I dunno.
 
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Is this clunk something you get used to? I am in the shopping/test driving phase right now for a new sxs. When I test drove the 1000-5 I loved everything about it except for that shift clunk really bugged me.

Sorry if this an odd first post but I joined here a while ago and have been reading posts daily and this clunk is the only thing holding me back.
It is kind of noisy especially coming from a belt drive machine, but I wouldn't let that deter you. I just got a new machine also and it seems to learn fairly quickly. Still noisy but shifts a lot better than when it was brand new, hoping it gets quieter after first oil change, if not I'll just turn up the radio.
 

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Check to see if your machine is creeping in gear after the update. I've had a few do this and a clutch relearn is usually enough to fix it.
 

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The clunk in my 2016 (@ just shy of 10K miles) comes and goes... Sometimes it's un-nervingly loud, other times NO clunk at all. Clutch update was done by previous owner when that update became first available.
 

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old thread, but I have same "concern" about the metal sound clunk then the actual shift. 430ish miles and it doesn't seem to shift smoother or quieter, but I still smile when running her.
 
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