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1997 Dodge 2500 turbo diesel - manual transmission

Why do I hear a clank when I am shifting gears? Although I hear the clank after my truck warms and appears to be more noticeable when driving at high speeds, it is still noticeable when the vehicle is when the truck is still relatively cool. Please HELP! How do I remedy the problem without having to leverage my first born and grandson?



Thanks

Tina Marie

Bad/loose motor/transmission mount or worn synchros clashing?

I remember the old Pontiacs (before 1949) had gears that clanked when the transmission was shifted. My 1947 did this. I can’t remember that it really hurt anything. Perhaps changing the grease/oil in the transmission might help.