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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: 116,668 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.

  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • 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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  • , , 91,000 mi

    Front end rattles suspect bad sway bar bushings.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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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