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Loud front end noise over low-speed city street bumps.

When driving over low-speed, small city street bumps such as cracks and road patch, the front end sounds like it is coming apart or a bowling ball is rolling around in there. Both Chrysler garage and private owner garage have no idea. Inner and outer tie rods have been replaced, new tires (srcapped the Crapinentals) and wheel alignment done, but did not fix problem. Bumps at speeds over 35 mph, even railroad tracks, do not make this noise.

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    My husbands RT has the exact same problem. Neither dealer nor independent repair dudes know what the heck is going on.

  • gluis55 Jan 21, 2009

    2005 Magnum with the same problem, no one can figure out whats' wrong. Struts have been changed and motor mounts, yet the noise continues.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    2006 magnum r/t RWD. light metal to metal noise over mostly cracks and small bumps at slow speeds. Never over 25-30 mph. I own an auto repair facility and have the same noise. I have been searching for 10k miles. I installed new front struts, steering rack, with new inner and outer tie rod ends. removed and retorqued all subframe bolts. Noise is absolutely the same. I did all of this today. Car has been extremely well maintained. The key to finding this will be inspecting the front steering and suspension on a drive on lift.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    when driving over bumps or pot holes sounds like the fornt end is loose .It sounds like bad struts or ball joints but the whole front end was checked by 3 different shops and still no one can find the problem This is a 2005 magnum .2.7 L

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    IHAVE A MAGNUM AND HAVE NO SUCH PROBLEM, HAVE YOU LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD TO SEE IF ANYTHING THERE IS LOOSE, IT MIGHT NOT BE THE SUSPENSION BUT SOME OTHER LOOSE PART.



  • chris May 06, 2013

    it will likely either be your lower control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, or strut rod bushings. or a combination of those...

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I have the same problem but others said that replacing the $25 sway bar bushings fixed the problem. This solution helped several owners so it's worth changing.

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Change the sway bar bushings. This worked for me and their only 8 dollars.

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It will likely be either the control arm bushings, sway bar bushings(and/or end links), or strut rods. Or any combination of the above...just my humble opinion...

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I had the same problem on my 05 RT and i took it to 5 dealerships all over nyc and none of them new what was wrong.... until, mind almost 2 yrs later, they discovered it was the sterring column....

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  • Stayt Jun 10, 2009

    i have a 05 Rt and i had the same exact problem and i took it to 5 dealerships all over the nyc area and none of them knew what was wrong...they said i was hearing things....i had control arms replaced struts tire rods and ball joints and the problem was still there... it took almost 2 yrs of fighting and complaining until they finally found out what it was... it turned out to be my steering column which need to be replaced....

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I hear a cluck noise when i turn

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Have the dealer remove the tires, the problem is the rod holders needs to be replaced. You are looking at around$1200.00 total. We had the same problem, could not locate problem, until I had the brakes change, there the problem was located.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

I have the exact same thing happening. 2005 R/T. Trying since months to find the problem. Sometimes it is so loud that you could think the frontend is falling off. Also, only at lower speed. Replaced struts, and anything replacable around it. I have the impression that the noise acually occurs during "descending into" the pothole not onto the bump.

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