The front struts may wear prematurely, resulting in poor handling and/or a rough ride. Struts may also be diagnosed as leading. When replacing front struts on 2007 - 2009 vehicles, the jounce bumper should be inspected. If it is found to be a one-piece black rubber part, it should be replaced with a newly designed jounce bumber end dust shield.
The Front Struts May Wear Prematurely on Dodge Caliber
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2008 Dodge Caliber88,900Visitor
Replaced busings & control arms both sides for last couple years... this year it's the struts. gonna drive it into the ground & get anything but Dodge.
2009 Dodge Caliber26,000Visitor
blown front struts on car used only for short in-town commuting. Only 26,000 miles, and tires completely worn, too. 26,000 miles on a set of Firestones OEM... will never own Firestones again.
2007 Dodge Caliber40,000Visitor
Left front strut worn sway bar links worn left inner and outer tie rods worn strut boots and bearing worn now bad tire on left
2009 Dodge Caliber72,000Visitor
Dead struts, need to replace.
HAD TO REPLACE THEM
At 40.000 miles the driver side strut was leaking.ended up replacing both front struts
2007 Dodge Caliber127,000Visitor
Replaced both control arms over a Period of 6 months. Fixed a back right bearing 6 months later. Now, 2 months later I've recovered from the bearing and am replacing my front struts. Possibly more, depending on what the shop finds out on Monday. Quotes range from $600 - $800.
I have had to replace the front ball joints twice and I bought the car at 60k who knows if the previous owner had to replace also but that's an expensive repair every 30k miles. :(
2008 Dodge Caliber58,000Visitor
Had to replace both front struts and control arms within 4 months of eachother
2007 Dodge Caliber97,000Visitor
Front right strut bushing worn. Replaced the strut.
Front strut. coil. broken. pasd.side
Took vehicle in to rotate tires and was notified the struts was blown. Had to replace struts and jounce bumper. Car was riding routes and bottoming out when going over rough roads.
2007 Dodge Caliber69,000Visitor
struts tie rods this is awful no more dodges
2007 Dodge Caliber42,000Visitor
mechanic told me strut valves leaked and needed to be replaced
2007 Dodge Caliber67,000Visitor
Left front seal ab boot rubber broke down and leaked
2007 Dodge Caliber60,000Visitor
Clunking noise in right front of vehicle. Right front strut bad, replaced both front struts. Replaced both dust covers and jounce stops according to TSB for front strut replacement.
2007 Dodge Caliber45,000Visitor
Driver side strut - replaced
Had problem at about 50000 but pushed it till now since dint drive often
2007 Dodge Caliber50,000Visitor
2007 Dodge Caliber47,000Visitor
Both struts leaking.
floats bad over bumps and weak braking.What all should i get replaced,and can i do it myself ??...
replaced both front struts&bushings.still have the same rattle noise.
Car is making a "creaking" noise when slowing down and taking off. Started to make noise after...
Various engine and transmission fault code issues and driveability concerns have been addressed...