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2003 Highlander 6 cyl. 109,000 Miles Excellent Care and Condition Sometimes, not always, when I am slowing down and about ready to stop I hear a clunk sound from underneath, like from the transmission. That's the only time it happens and has been like this for along time. The dealer says don't worry about it. Is this normal?

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After 100,000 miles you have wear in the transmission and rear end gears and bearings, it is not normal but it is not a real problem that can cause a breakdown, to fix this you could spend upwards of $3000.00, so in my opinion just live with it.

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