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2002 chrysler mini van front end noisy .when you hit a bump.what

Had new links put on still clunks

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  • rrblkerns Jan 04, 2009

    I had the tie rods replaced and still have the noise. The shocks pass the "bounce test". Can it still be the shocks??

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I had the same problem with my 2002 Town and Country Limited. I took it to the mechanic and had the sway bar links and ball joints replaced and still had the same clunking noise when going over bumps at low speeds. The van sounded great on the highway, but country roads were horrible. I was about to replace the struts and pay another 700 dollars when i read somewhere that the sway bar bushings could wear and cause the noise. I took it to the mechanic and he said absolutely not it would be a waste of money. Being the stubborn guy I am, I went to NAPA and bought the two bushings for 12 dollars and replaced them myself in an hour. I took the van for a test ride and the noise is completely gone. Please ignore your mechanic and replace the bushings ASAP! Pretty cheap try even if it doesn't work.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • Floyd Martin
    Floyd Martin Dec 04, 2010

    Look,
    BEFORE YOU GO OUT AND WASTE $700 ON FIXING THE FRONT END

  • Floyd Martin
    Floyd Martin Dec 04, 2010

    CHEAP FIX, CHANGE THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS DON'T CAR WHAT THE MECHANICS SAYS!

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I had to replace my front sway bar 'D' mount bushings 3 times on the 2002 T&C Limited (every 40K). If the clunk you are hearing is from a one wheel bump or a sharp turn (left or right, does not matter) it may be the swaybar bushings. If you hear it when you go over a 2 wheel bump (eg: speed braker), it may be something else.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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If something on the front end of a crysler van goes wrong it is sway bar links or bushings

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  • Greg Richards Feb 27, 2013

    if something on the front end of a crysler van goes wrong it is sway bar links or bushings

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My "clunk" noise was fixed by replacing sway bar bushings - easy fix and the expensive parts were only $13!

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I replaced my front end struts because they were noisy; after they were noisy in another completely different and annoying way, but still terribly noisy. They were warrantied 'out', and a tie rod changed and the noise is gone.

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How many miles? I suspect the issue may be the shocks, the factory shocks wear out very quickly on these vans.

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