: "Clunk" noise at startup? Trans Problem? Help!!



Painless
11-30-05, 12:42 AM
Got a 96' STS w/ 111k miles.. Runs/Drives perfect.. My question is about a clunk noise I get ocassionally right after starting the motor.. As soon as I let go of the key I'll hear a loud clunk and can feel it as well.. sorta like the car is in gear for a split second and lets go? It's annoying but doesn't seem to affect anything.. Just curious if this is something I should look into or where I should look if so. Sometimes it won't do it for weeks and other times it will do it a few times in one day.. There isn't a "pattern" or cold/hot variance.. It's purely random! Would like to know if I'm in for trouble BEFORE I hit the interstate for a 700 mile trip!!!

Thanks for any input... Tom