Noise in Front Suspension Due to Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links on Dodge Caravan

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

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Average mileage: 119,538 (25,000–224,000)
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
42 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
2002 Dodge Caravan100,000
clunking noise,replaced front bushing,easily done myself
2001 Dodge Caravan186,000
Had bushings replaced and it did not fix the problem. It was the strut mounts had rusted out. Changed the strut, spring and shock and drives like a champ!
2003 Dodge Caravan87,000
needs transmission solenoid replaced, shop also says replace sway bar brushings and replace struts. This van has too many problems for the amount of miles on it - beware!
2002 Dodge Caravan117,000
Have had noise for 2+ years.Repair got rid of 80% of the noise.
going over bumps had a clunking noise, had sway bar bushing replaced. at 45000 miles
1998 Dodge Caravan224,000
Both sway bars clunk during low speeds.
2003 Dodge Caravan139,952
As I was driving out of the dealership lot, the dodge caravan just died out in the middle of the road.
2002 Dodge Caravan78,000
they broke. i replaced.
2002 Dodge Caravan124,250
Popping nose from front over small bumps and while driving slowly. Removed and lubed swaybar bushings,inspected swaybar links..they are fine. No wear seen on bushings...were replaced by previous owner. Sound is GONE (for NOW!)
Low volume rattling noise from front right suspension area of van
Noise when turning. Its in the shop right now. I called dodge and they say my car is not in the recalls other than a clockspring years ago.
2002 Dodge Caravan95,600
Same problem - 'clunking' noise at low speed, sounded like something was 'rocking' back an forth. Mechanic rode with me to discover the sway bars needed replacing. Fixed the problem!
loud scraping noise. replaced bushings. About $250
2001 Dodge Caravan132,000
loud clinking noise in the front when slowing down, going over speed bumps, turning. Repairs on the way, my mechanic has the vehicle.
2002 Dodge Caravan122,342
Low humming and shaking when brakes are applied on a downhill. Problem is sway bar, but haven't been able to get it fixed.
2002 Dodge Caravan180,000
not fixed but the car has always the two years owned sounded like the front end was falling apart at anytime
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