Dodge Grand Caravan Problem Report

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

(64 reports)

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.

Creaking and thumping noise in front end at low speeds. Occurs when going over bumps and when turning steering wheel -
rattles when I go over bumps in the road, pot-holes, or sometimes when I turn. If I turn wheel back and forth while stopped or at low speeds you can hear it. -
clunking noise in front end. Mechanic recommended $900 repair. I told mechanic to replace sway bar bushings. Problem fixed!!!!!!!! -
Loud solid clunks when driving through parking lots and driveways, replaced the swaybar bushings. Sound was gone for only 6 months. -
Loud clunking while driving over any bumps- replaced chassis sway bar bushings myself for under 15 dollars- NOISE AND VIBRATION AT HIGH SPEEDS CORRECTED 100% -
got the same problem was told mt tire rods were loose so i thought it was the cause -
Worn sway bar bushings replaced and the "clunking" noise in the front end is gone. Bushings did not look severely worn but replacing them fixed the problem. -
Front end rattles suspect bad sway bar bushings. -
In my case the the clunking was from the sway bar bushings. Even though they looked in perfect condition by eye....don't be fooled...change them. It's simply and inexpensive to change. tip: if you can easily move the sway bar after disconnection both links...then your bushings are bad. -
The clunking noise described is the same in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I have not had it fixed yet. -
sway bars are only lasting about six or seven months. This has been going on since i bought this van six years ago -
After my tires were changed and aligned. I started hearing knocking noise during turns and bumps. The auto shop checked and did my alignment again. Once the tech road in the SUV with me, he believes its the sway bar or bushings. The tech told me to check with dodge first. -
Sway bar wear -
my rear wheels are not engaging (AWD/4WD)I noticed while driving in the snow,what engages the rear axles? and where is it located -
Knocking noise in front end worse on rough roads. It was driven and put on lift. Had bushing and end links replace -
I have the same going on ,ride over little bump in parking lot and you can hear it -
clunking from front end at low speed. Not fixed yet. -
Clunking sound when going slow, exacerbated by bumps and turning the steering wheel. Will try bushing replacement next week and report back -
I have had clunking noises coming from the front of this piece of crap for most of the time I have owned it. The sway bar links have been replaced and/or tightened 7 or 8 times starting when it only had about 20,000 miles. Last time it happened, at 70,000 miles the mechanic told me worn struts were causing the problem so had those replaced at a ridiculous cost and the noise went away for about 6 months, now it's back again. I can only conclude poor suspension design and this is the LAST time I ever purchase a Caravan or any Chrysler product, since I have had numerous other problems with it. -
Clunking noise from front driver side when driving over uneven or bumpy roads -
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