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Did anyone experienced this problem on 05 Frontier:Clunks once after take off ,only if the engine was priorly shut off.Clunk comes from under the front of the truck, right after transmision shifts from first to second gear(automatic).Thanks for input
 

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I have not had the same concern with my o5 ... but a u-joint with excessive play could cause a noise like that.
 

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Possibly:

"Self-test feature
The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic
sensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a
computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic
feature that tests the system each time you start
the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in
forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs,
you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not
an indication of any malfunction."

Right from the book.
 

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No similar problem.

I used to have a piece of junk 02 Ford Ranger that would illuminate its CHECK ENGINE light every once in a while if the gas cap wasn't tight enough. The dealer knew about it and told me "it is normal."

It always makes me wonder how a bug like that could make it through all the way through to production. I guess that's why Ford is having financial issues and my brother's Ford is always in the shop being fixed.

Ha.

I know this had nothing to do with what you were asking, but oh well.
 

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That's very interesting. Because my salesperson told me that if the Check Engine light came on for no reason, to make sure the gas cap was secure.

Go figure.
 

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I don't think that's a bug... it's meant to warn you in case you forget your gas cap. But most people wouldn't think to check that if the light comes on. Most new(er) vehicles do this I think. I had a 96 Ranger for nearly 7 years before I bought my Frontier two weeks ago, it was actually a very decent truck and I think the check engine light only came on once or twice, for a PCV valve and something else. Anyways there is no comparison to the Fronty though, blows it away in every respect.
 

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Todays vehicles have a pressurized fuel system, and if the gas cap in not tight it will not maintain a certain pressure in the fuel tank .. it will set an evaporative emissions code in the pcm.

Thats why you hear the fissssss when you unscrew your gas cap.
 

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I have an 06 Fronty and I hear the same noise when the transmission shifts from first to second after the vehicle has not been run for several hours. Mine sounds like dropping an empty aluminum can on concrete and I feel nothing in the brake pedal. I have not seen any performance problems. I am hoping this is normal.
 

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bluegrass said:
Possibly:

"Self-test feature
The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic
sensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a
computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic
feature that tests the system each time you start
the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in
forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs,
you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not
an indication of any malfunction."

Right from the book.
which book is this?
 

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Cajun said:
I have an 06 Fronty and I hear the same noise when the transmission shifts from first to second after the vehicle has not been run for several hours. Mine sounds like dropping an empty aluminum can on concrete and I feel nothing in the brake pedal. I have not seen any performance problems. I am hoping this is normal.
Yes I have an 06 CC. the same noise and senario, exactly as you described.
 

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toto said:
Did anyone experienced this problem on 05 Frontier:Clunks once after take off ,only if the engine was priorly shut off.Clunk comes from under the front of the truck, right after transmision shifts from first to second gear(automatic).Thanks for input
I have same tick[clang noise I inquired on this thread
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9027&page=3

I'm thnking it is the actual deal. I'll ask the dealer on my first oil change..and please do same..let's test our dealership knowledge.

is this a typo ? honestly 800 miles "05 yr". gotta take ur sweetie out for exposure...lol!
 

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bluegrass said:
Possibly:

"Self-test feature
The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic
sensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a
computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic
feature that tests the system each time you start
the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in
forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs,
you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not
an indication of any malfunction."

Right from the book.
First thing I thought when i read this post. My 94' Infiniti G20 did the same thing.
 

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had the same sound on my 2005 the service advisor said at 12 mph the abs actuator kicks in every time the truck turns on and is moved from park or reverse to drive.
 
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