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2002 caravan clunking problem

I have a clunk in front end. replaced the sway bar bushings twice, had the strut mounts checked said they were good, was told it might be the ball joints but have to let it get worse, had the sway bar links replaced. can hear on both sides,does it on every bump

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same noise on my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. Was told by the dealer my sway bar bushings needed replaced. I haven't replaced them yet, since I may get rid of/junk the van before the next inspection is due.

  • carlos_rebol Jan 19, 2009

    I have same noises in my 2001 Caravan, I had it checked and all seems to be fine, actually rubber bushings look new, it sounds like sway bar bushings are very bad BUT they are not. I noticed the CV joints have a lot of play in both sides and hit something inside the differential but mechanic says it's normal, I don't think it is but I can't argue.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have same issue on a 2001 GDC Sport. I've done all the work myself and nothing seems to be loose. I've changed both struts and mounts, sway bar links, tie rod ends, cv axles, ball joints. Still has problem. Took to a shop the other day, they told me they couldn't figure it out. At least they were honest. I notice it even when the car is not moving and turn steering wheel side to side, I can hear a similar problem. I'm not too bitter, because I have a high miler and majority of those parts needed changed anyway. The only thing it could be is the sway bar bushings(in the middle of the sway bar) or the rack and pinion. I've got the bushings and am going to change thos e this weekend.



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May be boll joint
or sway bar link .

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