Noise in Front Suspension Due to Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links on Chrysler Town & Country

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: 103,905 (25,000–257,000)
13 model years affected: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
116 people reported this problem
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Sounds like loose parts when going over speed bumps or on a rough road.
had a bad clunking noise in front end on rough road replaced the swaybar bushings took care of problem
Had front brakes replaced by original dealer after noticing noise from brakes. Ever since then the front end clunks at low speed and especially when cold. Returned it to original dealer who said that nothing was wrong. Had my local garage mechanic look at it and he greased/oiled the bushings. It stops cluncking for a while, but I've had this done before and it only lasts for a short time. Took in to a different Chrysler dealer a few years later (first one went out of business) and they recommended about a $1000.00 worth of work. I said "not today" and took car home. I do not trust dealers. Everytime I take a car in they come up with questionable problems that need servicing.
i have had this problem also. I have had it "fixed" a couple of times but after a few months it always comes back. So it is still not fixed.
Same as above. Had replaced twice. The last time I took it to Firestone (about 110000 miles). They discovered that the bushings that had been put in were too short and too large in diameter. Replaced them and have had 20000+ miles noise-free.
I have steering problems, when turning a sharp turn something under the behind the gas petals are popping, I can feel the popping through the floorboard. Also I have heard a loud rattle in the passenger side front when first starting the vehicle.
I Purchased brand new 2008 Chrysler Town and Country van in November, 2007. I had many problems out of my van. Most of them were fixed and I became very aware that perhaps I didn't make the best choice in choosing this van. After driving for a little over a year, I realized there was always some rumbling and noise underneath the car . It began to feel like the front bottom underneath the car was going to fall out the handling of the steering also began to feel different. I took my van in faithfully to the dealership to diagnose the problem but to no avail. The service man told me my cabin was very noisy and it though that was very strange. This had been going on for years. I just recently got my front stabilizer links/bar replaced. The handing of the van feels better. Is this a recall problem?
Sway bar problems started shortly after purchasing our used 2006 T & C from our local dealer. Dealer replaced w/in a year of purchase. One year later replaced again. Ten months later had to be replaced again. Was told that they need to be greased at every oil change- which we have been doing. Now just had replaced again about one and a half years after last time. Getting ready to make last payment on our 5 year loan. Cannot believe in 5 years we have had to replace these 4 times. Also have had issues with brakes- in the last year have had to have front brakes done 3 times. This started with a caliper sticking causing the rotors to warp. One my fourth set since purchasing. After this last repair they cleaned a lot of rust and corrosion so hopefully the caliper will not stick again causing the rotor to warp.
First time for replacement at 30,000. Have had at least 3 other replacements. Current mileage is 120,000.
Havent fixed it yet
clacking noise from the front. replaced front sway bars. Now two years later same problem.
left and right stabilizer links bad. can hear on bumpy roads on suspension. repace
rattle in front end
i swear i have to get it fixed every year for the last 4 years
Had to have the right sway bar boxlinks? replaced.
Have much rattling up front due to sway bar being worn
Front end noise especially when going on bumps or potholes
Front poping ,grinding
It has been a noisy van from the get go, but the under carriage rattle was particularly bad so I had everything replaced (struts, shocks, bushings). It was much quieter (still not as quiet as I'd have liked) but the bushings wore out within a year. Wish they would make these vehicles more insulated and improve the under carriage. Air conditioning also wears out quite predictably and costs a fortune to fix. Have been without air for over two years now even though I put over $1000 into it along the way before it died permanently. The way they install the tubing for the rear air conditioning makes rust and wear impossible to avoid.
the sway bars rattled. let it go until the right strut rod went through the plate at the top and made the car un-driveable. replaced both strut plates and sway bars all together. solid front end again.
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