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Noise in Susp or Steering ("clunking") Chrysler Town & Country

When going over any kind of uneven surface, a "knocking" or "clunking" sound comes from the front suspension (or some steering component?). The car is a 2005 model.

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  • rrricha Jan 31, 2009

    Thanks to both for the above solutions. I heard there might be a Technical Service Bulletin on this or even a "silent recall". Anybody know how to find out about those?

  • toddju Mar 25, 2009

    noise (clunks) in front suspention when going over any bumps

  • lily8369 Apr 22, 2009

    I have this problem as well. I've had the shocks replaced recently and that didn't help. I will try replacing the sway bar bushings.

  • shedtke Apr 26, 2009

    Same problem - 55K on the van

  • lilman614 May 22, 2009

    i have a 05 chrysler 300 and when i go over pot holes i here clunking noise in the driver side front end but when i hit the same pot hole and ride my breaks a little bit i dont here it,,,and it only does it at low speeds bout 0-30mph,,,,i put new shocks springs mounts swaybar bushing,,and outter tierods ends ,,,does any body no what it could be

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Link arms no good need replacing,easy job,common fault

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Pretty common item on those is the upper strut mount & bearing assy. If it sounds like front wheel area. If it feels like it's under your feet, stabilizer bushings. Mounts are about $50 each roughly, but don't try to install yourself unless you have proper compression tools & are experienced at that particular job, as it could get very dangerous.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    Mike Butler Jan 31, 2009

    The new struts or shocks may not be necessary, that can be determined by installer, but if tires are wearing normal & front end doesn't travel too much after hitting a dip or bump in the road you should be able to get away with the mounts/bearing assembly only. You can usually call or stop in at a Chrysler Dodge dealer with your VIN # ready, and ask them to check for recalls. My guess is you'll be paying for it out of your pocket, but it's worth a try.

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Same problem. 2002 t&c. 71K miles. Quick-Strut assemblies made it better, but didn't solve. After that, Sway bar bushings! $13 for the pair. Possible to accomplish with 15mm deep socket, 000 steel wool and a pair of vise-grips. Ratcheting wrenches would've made it a one hour job. Driver's side is kind of a pain. Omaha

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If you are holding the brake and the problem goes away it is somethng loose on the caliper/braket. I also had the same problem and had five different mechanics including myself try and diagnose it. At first we replaced the upper control arms thinking it was the ball-joints but the noise was still there.I found that the caliper mount of the right side was a little loose so i switched it over to the driver's side and the sound moved with it. We concluded that the problem is in the caliper mounts. Give it a shot. From Spencer Espinola at Old Colony Automotive Technology

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I had the same problem and it was the swaybar bushings as well.

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I replaced all of the suspension parts, and there is still a noise, that is hard to figure out since everything is new. So I just play the radio a little louder now so the wife doesn't complain.

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Here is the solution to the problem and I had the same thing and was fixed after...Replace the brakes. The factory brake or some after market (mostly factory) have the anti rattle clips that are not working like they should after some miles are put on. Here is a link to read about the issue...http://www.complaints.com/2008/october/13/Rattling_anti-rattle_clips_on_car_188747.htm

Please let me know if this helps anyone else. I thought it was control arms, etc... and it was not!!!!

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Had this problem it was the sway bar bushing. cost $30 bucks.

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You will need new struts and/or shocks

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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Stabilizer links , or sway bar bushings

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