Noise in Front Suspension Due to Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links on Dodge Grand 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: 117,243 (20,000–250,000)
12 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
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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
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.
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.
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%
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!!!!!!!!
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 70,000 mi,
Can feel a small audiable thud\rattle thru the steering wheel
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 70,000 mi,
Front end rattling and it's worse at slow speeds over bump and what not and seems to be mostly on the drivers side
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 80,000 mi,
Low speed rattle / clunking when going over small bumps or turning. Replaced sway bar bushings and links. Noise seemed to improve but has noticeably returned. I checked the links were tight and the Moog bushings still look brand new. Steering rack was replaced under warranty about 6 years ago, but the noise is similar and I fear that it may be failing again.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 60,000 mi,
Front suspension began creaking. Was told to replace struts. Instead I lived with the creaking for 100,000 mi, turns out it is the torsion brss bushings. Struts are till fine....
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.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 95,000 mi,
Sway bar links were bad. I had to have them replaced.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 90,000 mi,
problem same as reported
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 91,000 mi,
Front end rattles suspect bad sway bar bushings.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 240,000 mi,
Just bought vehicle. Has 230,*** miles but awful noise on suspension. Replacing mounts this weekend
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 200,000 mi,
Noise in front suspension
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 150,000 mi,
Low speed clunking in front end over small and large bumps passed state inspection for many years. No visible signs of wear/play. Sway bar bushings look great after removal, but the noise is gone.
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 62,000 mi,
rattling noise when driving slow over bumps, uneven road,steering
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 145,000 mi,
Had the same clunking sound which we ignored for a year or so. Suddenly it got significantly worse. I inspected under the vehicle to find the sway bar link had broken off completely.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 118,000 mi,
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.