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Dodge Grand Caravan Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links May Cause Noise in Front Suspension

Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011

Average Mileage: 111,487 mi (20,000 mi - 223,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Creaking and thumping noise in front end at low speeds. Occurs when going over bumps and when turning steering wheel

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  • Visitor, , 187,500 mi

    Loud solid clunks when driving through parking lots and driveways, replaced the swaybar bushings. Sound was gone for only 6 months.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    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%

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  • Visitor, , 28,000 mi

    clunking noise in front end. Mechanic recommended $900 repair. I told mechanic to replace sway bar bushings. Problem fixed!!!!!!!!

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    Front end rattles suspect bad sway bar bushings.

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    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.

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  • Sway bar wear

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  • got the same problem was told mt tire rods were loose so i thought it was the cause

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