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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Do the struts cause the clanking noise on bumpy roads?

 

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Sharon B, Clinton, NC, February 26, 2009, 17:35
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I was told the struts are causing the clanking when I drive over bumps in the road. Doesn't sound so bad on the interstate though. They told me they replaced the struts but sound was still there. Then they said it was the wheel bearing "just needs greasing". Struts or wheel bearing?

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  • Answer #1

    February 26, 2009, 17:52
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    Sounds to me like it could be tie rods or sway bar links.

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    February 26, 2009, 22:49
     Master

    Before you invest in replacing struts, replace your Sway Bar Bushing first. They are inexpensive and take about 1/2 hour to install. The Sway bar links can also cause this noise so you may want to do both at the same time depending on your budget.

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    Visitor, February 27, 2010, 08:00

    You may want to check your engine mounts. I have an 04 grand caravan that was doing the same thing and it turned out to be the left front engine mount; the one closest to the radiator. Part for the fix was $34.00 from Napa.

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    Visitor, March 09, 2010, 13:19

    it the struts tower bearing my friend did the same thing on mine

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