I'm posting this primarily on behalf of another Magnum owner I know (she works just a few desks down from me at work in my department), but also for my own curiosity.
She's got a RWD SXT, almost a look-alike to my own Inferno Red Magnum.
She loves the car but has one complaint, the clunk that occurs when the car down-shifts into first when braking to a stop, and more noticeably, a clunk that occurs the moment you apply the gas.
I have the same clunk, and while I have to say it's bothered me in the past, it's something I've come to live with. The clunk that I get when I lightly apply the gas is what bothers me most. It happens when a light turns green, and you take your foot off the brake, so the car is drifting. The moment you apply any gas (only really noticeable when you apply light throttle), you get a "thunk" noise that can be a bit worrisome. In my mind's eye, I can almost see the teeth on the gears in the transmission slamming into eachother, and it makes me wince to think about it.
Now, I'm pretty sure I've seen people say that this is typical, but my friend isn't reassured. I told her I'd post on here and double-check. Is this something that we have to live with or is this something that warrants further investigation?
Thanks in advance fellahs!
Last edited by Electrofreak; 07-15-2009 at 07:01 PM.
2005 Inferno Red Magnum R/T AWD
Electronics Group, Convenience Group II, Protection Group, Roof Rack package (removed cross bars), Sunroof.
Mods: Superchips, tinted windows, painted calipers, auto headlights, blinker mod, air silencer and lower radiator baffle delete.