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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Clunk noise from the left front...

 

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bazzolod, Burlington, CT, June 02, 2014, 15:37
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For about a year or so my girlfriends 01 Grand Caravan AWD has made a clunking from the left front (drivers side) wheel area. It seems to be more when hitting bumps in the road but at times has happened on pretty smooth roads. I worked at a tire shop and when it had a flat and I had the opportunity to get the van up on a lift I tried shaking the wheel and hub and nothing seemed loose. I didnt notice anything that looked worn or blown out but im also not %100 sure what to look for. I had been told it was the ball joint but for some reason I wasnt really too sure thats what it was but then again I wouldn't totally know. Over the past month or two the noise has gone away but I know that doesnt mean the problem is gone, what should I look for to make a diagnosis?

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    limited 03 June 02, 2014, 17:38
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    could be a hub bearing or a loose cv joint

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    ziptie12 June 02, 2014, 21:12
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    Check sway bar links. Noise gone? probably broke off.

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    bazzolod, June 03, 2014, 03:57
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    Is it safe to be on the road for another week or two until we get it fixed? And what should I look for if I go underneath and take a look? Im not a mechanic but I do know a decent amount about repairs and I have fixed most of my own cars. Thanks everyone!

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