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Dodge Magnum, Wagon
Dec 17, 2008 (7:28 am)
I'm sure i am not the first to make this statement but they don't make them like they use to, and what ever happened to customer service, here is my story!! i purchased my 2005 magnum in december of 04, i spotted a black magnum while driving down I-10 and said to myself i like that car, yes looks are deceiving, i decided to purchase a new vehicle and headed straight to the dcj dealership, 1st wrong move, we all know soon as you step foot on the dealers property they become your long lost friend act as if they are part of your family even offer their first unborn child anything for a sale. Myself not knowing the tactics and lies they tell to sucker you WITH a piece of crap. Two days of driving around the car just died in the middle of the street, took the car back in but you know the service big excuse "can't duplicate the problem" so it's not our problem. so after many trips back to the dealer for every problem listed here in these forums, i see that i'm not the only person with a pile of crap in the garage, WHAT GOES AROUND WILL COME AROUND FOR YOU CAR MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS.
#100 of 231 Re: 05 dodge magnum r/t slow speed rattle front end [bschomburg]
Apr 23, 2009 (1:44 pm)
i have the same problem on a customers car and i will tell u it will either be the torque rods which run from front of the sub frame to the spindle Quote not the ball joint the bushing in the torque rod cracks and causes the noise just replace both torque rods and it should be fine im told they are 104.00 a peace what ever u do try to stay away from replaceing the lower ball joints they are 900.00 each the whole spindle assembly unbeleavable hope this helps you out which im sure it will good luck oh and make sure to check the end links and the sway bar bushings aswell but unlikely the problem.
#101 of 231 Re: 05 dodge magnum r/t slow speed rattle front end [bschomburg]
Apr 23, 2009 (2:53 pm)
well i would say your torque rod bushings are cracked replace the torque rods they go from the front of the sub frame to the spindle
#102 of 231 Re: Magnum Shake in Front End [rickingolden]
Dec 01, 2009 (2:08 pm)
i read about diferent persons having the same problems on the front end ,in my magnun 06 the problem was the swar bar links they went bad a 30000 miles aprox ,,i put new ones problem went away ,,now im starting to have the same noise every time i hit a a bump or hole in the road ,,,im sick of this bullshit car ,,im goin to get a performance swar bar kit, dealer suck they told me that the swar bar bushing were wrong and its nothing wong with them ,worst its not cover bar the extended warranty ,you know why because they know that that part will bring problems every 20000 to 30000 miles ,,,,,
#103 of 231 Re: Dodge Magnum Suspension & Steering Issues [islandfool]
Dec 01, 2009 (2:12 pm)
you are rigth in thinking the same
i have several problems on the front end of my magnum i have 2 more years to pay i don`t wont to have another american car ,specialy dodge ,,they all look nice from the outside but the mechanical part really sucks ,,,
#104 of 231 Re: 05 dodge magnum r/t slow speed rattle front end [bschomburg]
Dec 01, 2009 (2:21 pm)
your problem its the swar bar links ,,,they join the sway bar and the shock ,,,
i had and have the same problem ,,they are chip they are like 11 to 20 $ each in the dealer but here is the thing you are goin to have the same problem after another 15000 miles aprox ,,they suck ,,,,
im thinking to install a performance swar bar with all the parts associate to it to see if i stop having this problem because im tired of it ...i read about people having the same problem in the magnun looks like its a common problem,,hope it help....
by the way if you are goin to replace them do it your self its easy and you will save a lot of money,,,
#105 of 231 Re: 05 dodge magnum r/t slow speed rattle front end [BlakkMagnum05]
Dec 01, 2009 (2:30 pm)
i had the same problem rear seals of the pumpkin leaked they replaced and the front end noises ,,,,the sway bar links ,,,they went bad on my twice every 15000 to 20000 miles im thinking in installing a performance sway bar in the car ,,,of couse i also have problems with tie rod ends ,shocks ,control arm bushings etc etc ...
great looking cars but a piece of garbage in the mechanical part
#106 of 231 2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5 suspension rattle
Sep 24, 2010 (1:58 am)
My Mag has 43000 miles on it and I noticed that there was a tinny rattle at lower speeds. I took it to the dealership where they replaced the sway links (not covered under the extended warranty) and the lower struts (warranty). While leaving the dealership I noticed that the suspension was markedly tighter but still had the rattle!
I made another appointment and the dealership replaced the sway bushings. The Tech took me for a test ride and it STILL made the rattle. ( I wasn't charged for the installation) Finally, The Tech brings the car out again after tightening one of the bolts at the top of the driver side strut housing.....Fixed! There is a service memo that went around to the dealerships about this. I hope this info helps!
#107 of 231 Re: 05 dodge magnum r/t slow speed rattle front end [BlakkMagnum05]
Sep 26, 2010 (10:22 am)
I have a performance update for anyone following the same problems posted back in 2008 (BlakkMagnum05) I Now have 88,600 miles on the odo, the suspension rattle has returned on the driver-side, this is after replacing the struts and shocks, front and rear (Monroe SensaTrac passenger car), and oem front tie-rod ends and swaybar bushings in April of 2009. The wheel bearing on the front passenger side of the car is now making that whirling noise at 30-40 MPH and will have to get that replaced. The drivetrain has been hanging in there, the shifting knock between 3-4th comes and goes depending on the grade of the road and how fast the car is going, it is that "thud" noise. Someday something is going to drop out of the car I feel. I've had this Magnum since Aug 2004, The 2.7 V6 engine has been running very well, very low maintenance, just air filters and oil changes. The huge rear mount battery was replaced with new oem in 2007 and I think it is time for another new one, winter months are approaching and cold starts will be needing cold cranking amps. Keeping the car clean has helped with keeping the finish and the interior is still looking good. I think the suggestion from [adfokker] to replace the swaybar and related bushing with Performance Mods may have a better wear lifetime than the oem parts. Thanks
#108 of 231 lower control arm needs to be replaced.
Dec 21, 2010 (7:52 am)
55,000 miles of easy driving. The part cost $400. Anyone else have this problem? 2005 magnum awd rt is a piece of junk !