Report: Noise From Rear Suspension
Dodge Spirit Problem
Average Mileage: 101,666 mi (82,000 mi - 133,000 mi)
A noise from the rear suspension may be noted at slow speeds over uneven road surfaces. This can be caused by a cracked or broken rear torsion bar. A damaged torsion bar will require replacement.
Visitor, 1994 Dodge Spirit, 82,000 mi
back end sounds like rattling a can when going over any bump, cracks or uneven pavement.
solution replace rear axle/torque tube
It appears that the torsion bar that works as the rear stabilizer bar, inside the rear axle is cracked at the left axle plate weld. Noise is a metallic "cracking" when the rear wheels are going opposite directions: one raising and the other going down. I removed the rear axle by myself, and will take it to a qualified welder to reweld the torsion stabilizer bar, because the weldong cannot be performed with the rear disc brakes on. The stub axles need to be removed in order to make room to the welding pistol to access the weld area.
Visitor, 1993 Dodge Spirit, 133,000 mi
could'nt figure what the problem was un