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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Dodge Caravan Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 121,109 (25,000–224,000)
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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Had bushings replaced and it did not fix the problem. It was the strut mounts had rusted out. Changed the strut, spring and shock and drives like a champ!
As I was driving out of the dealership lot, the dodge caravan just died out in the middle of the road.
needs transmission solenoid replaced, shop also says replace sway bar brushings and replace struts. This van has too many problems for the amount of miles on it - beware!
Noise when turning. Its in the shop right now. I called dodge and they say my car is not in the recalls other than a clockspring years ago.
loud clinking noise in the front when slowing down, going over speed bumps, turning. Repairs on the way, my mechanic has the vehicle.
Popping nose from front over small bumps and while driving slowly. Removed and lubed swaybar bushings,inspected swaybar links..they are fine. No wear seen on bushings...were replaced by previous owner. Sound is GONE (for NOW!)
Same problem - 'clunking' noise at low speed, sounded like something was 'rocking' back an forth. Mechanic rode with me to discover the sway bars needed replacing. Fixed the problem!
Low humming and shaking when brakes are applied on a downhill. Problem is sway bar, but haven't been able to get it fixed.
not fixed but the car has always the two years owned sounded like the front end was falling apart at anytime