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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Im getting a loud thumping sound coming from right side when i take off

 

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panicmember, Matthews, NC, March 17, 2014, 18:05
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it does it when i take off up to about 40 mph then it seems to stop

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    Action702 March 17, 2014, 18:32
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    wheel bearings

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    panicmember, March 17, 2014, 18:36
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    The people I bought the van from said they just replaced them its coming from driver side

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    csubak30 March 17, 2014, 19:00
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    Have the tire balance checked on that tire. May have thrown a balancing weight.

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    panicmember, March 17, 2014, 19:03
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    The people I bought it from did say the tires they put on it came out of a junkyard

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    csubak30, March 17, 2014, 19:06
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    Well then, I would start there for the issue.

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    panicmember, March 17, 2014, 19:12
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    Thank you I have been reading on the internet and there's a lot of people saying the sway bar bushings but I don't see how's because to me it does it when the wheel is spinning I know its loud and annoying

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    pushrod March 17, 2014, 21:13
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    Have a 'mechanic' test drive it!

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    ziptie12 March 18, 2014, 10:42
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    IF it is accompanied by a wobble , this is a possibility. Engine mount OR bracket at front between radiator and eng/trans assembly. Check bracket for cracked or missing bolts. WITH parking brake ON , have someone put it in gear and with hood open , (STAND TO THE SIDE) watch if the engine jumps up when they step on the gas while HOLDING the brakes.

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