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2003 Dodge Caravan Front end clunk.

The vehicle clunks from the right hand side while accelerating, decelerating,and turning both left and right. I have replaced the sway bar bushing, outer tie rod, sway bar links and lower ball joints...and it still clunks.

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  • redmama4 Jul 24, 2008

    Had this same problem within four months of purchasing used.  The dealer replaced the left outer tie rod, and here it is again, a little over a year later and the same thing is happening.  It's not like I am going off-roading in this behemoth.  Is there anything anyone knows about a recall or admission from Chrysler on a continous problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    1997 dodge caravan shaking severely at 50-60 mph it does have a sort of clunking noise around corners. I think it is the cv driveshaft left or right or both. We are going to have the rotors turned or replaced in 2 days but I'm pretty positive it's more complicated than that. What do you think?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    1997 dodge caravan shaking severly at 50-60 mph and it does have kind of a clunking noise around corners. I think from what I've been reading it is the cv driveshaft left or right or both. We are going to have the rotors turned or replaced depending on how they are. I'm pretty positive that's not the main problem. What do you think?



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Had similar problem with 2003 Dodge GC. Replaced the parts you mention + rack & pinion, then to fix the now noticable whining noise, replaced power steering pump and pulley. Fortunately was under an extended warrentee at 46k miles.

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