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96 dodge caravan bouncing even when on fairly smooth roads

Just had major work on it 3 days ago, including replacing body controller module, replacing vacuum hose inside door, resealing timing cover/crankshaft/oil pan, replacing front and rear valve covers and gaskets, replacing fuel rail (a recall), and usual oil change and tire rotation. This bouncing is a completely new thing, never had this problem before the other repairs 3 days ago. Bounces so bad that I feel like i'm losing control of vehicle, and it does it on fairly smooth roads - not just big bumps. Could the work they did on the other things cause this?

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  • ldrobinson1 Apr 19, 2009

    strange that they just did all this work and now all of a sudden I'm having this problem. Seems like more than a coincidence, but I'll definitely get it checked out.

  • ldrobinson1 Apr 22, 2009

    the problem was the struts. Got them replaced at $1,160 -- slightly more than the $200 you estimated. :) But the van rides like a charm now.


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Might want to look at the tires sounds like a broken belt in the tire ... if helpfull please rate

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The other work that was done shouldn't have caused the problem that you are having now.

It sounds like you need new struts.

It is best if you bring it in soon as this should be fixed.

Should cost under $200.00.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

  • Tim Phipps Apr 19, 2009

    I'll make a deal with you. If it turns out to be exactly as I said, will you change the rating to Fixed? Thanks, Tim

  • Tim Phipps Apr 23, 2009

    I would have done it for $200.00 for the front or rear.

    You must have had the stealership do it.




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