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.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Grand Caravan Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links May Cause Noise in Front Suspension
Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
Average Mileage: 113,440 mi (20,000 mi - 223,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, 150,000 mi
Creaking and thumping noise in front end at low speeds. Occurs when going over bumps and when turning steering wheel
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, 187,500 mi
Loud solid clunks when driving through parking lots and driveways, replaced the swaybar bushings. Sound was gone for only 6 months.
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, 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%
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 28,000 mi
clunking noise in front end. Mechanic recommended $900 repair. I told mechanic to replace sway bar bushings. Problem fixed!!!!!!!!
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, 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.
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 91,000 mi
Front end rattles suspect bad sway bar bushings.
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.
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, 150,000 mi
I have the same going on ,ride over little bump in parking lot and you can hear it
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, 180,000 mi
clunking from front end at low speed. Not fixed yet.
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 75,000 mi
Clunking sound when going slow, exacerbated by bumps and turning the steering wheel. Will try bushing replacement next week and report back