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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, 2009, 2011

Average Mileage: 114,855 mi (20,000 mi - 250,000 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, , 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, , 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, , 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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  • got the same problem was told mt tire rods were loose so i thought it was the cause

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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, , 110,000 mi

    The clunking noise described is the same in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I have not had it fixed yet.

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  • sway bars are only lasting about six or seven months. This has been going on since i bought this van six years ago

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