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#63 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [eriefishing]
Feb 06, 2008 (1:43 pm)
Hi - I seem to be having similar problems. My 2005 T&C has ~35K miles and recently had been making a loud moaning noise (rear end, underneath) on left hand turns. Dealership said it was the back right wheel bearing and replaced. Noise abated for a while, now back occassionally. Also, noticed that the rear brakes squeal, however, dealer said the pads are good. Would like to more about what your mechanic diagnosed. I'm planning to take it back to the dealer before warranty runs out.
#64 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [bjss]
Feb 06, 2008 (2:20 pm)
My Local Mechanic thought the moaning noise was coming from the emergency brakes, which are smaller drums on both rear wheels, rubbing against the rotors. He thought this because both rear wheels were making the noise. My dealer looked at my rears for the squealing sound and found nothing to be wrong with the brakes. I am going to have my local mechanic during my next visit rebuild one (the loudest) of my emergency brakes to see if that does anything with the moaning sound. If that doesn't fix it, it will probably most likely be a visit to the dealer, which I dread. I can live with the squealing brakes, but the moaning at highway speeds drives me nuts.
#65 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [eriefishing]
Feb 06, 2008 (3:10 pm)
Thanks for the reply - good luck with your mechanic's possible fix. I spoke with my dealer...taking the van in next week. He admitted that brakes are an ongoing issue with T&C's and he is constantly is repairing/replacing. In fact, he mentioned that Chrysler has a perpetual recall on their minivan brake systems...might be worth checking into with your dealer. I'll update after my visit.
#66 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [bjss]
Feb 07, 2008 (7:03 am)
If there is a recall there is nothing in the system. I put my last 8 digits of my Vin for recall searches in Chrysler.com and found nothing regarding brakes. Regarding my local dealer, I never feel comfortable with speaking to their reps behind the counter. When ever you ask them anything its always "I don't know, but bring it in and we'll take a look".
#67 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [eriefishing]
Feb 07, 2008 (8:32 am)
I made a post earlier about how we fixed ours, but it's small and easily overlooked,
We found that the rear brake pads wore unevenly ( they had been pressing in a V shape instead of flat against the rotor) and had worn out on just one edge of the pad.
So, if you look at one side, they looked good, but upon removal, the other side, which you couldn't see without removing them, was worn down to the metal and that was causing our noise. New brake pads and rotors fixed our noise and we have not had it come back.
#68 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [audiobuff2]
Feb 07, 2008 (9:20 am)
I appreciate the help. I will be taking my van in soon so I will let you know how it goes.
#69 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [audiobuff2]
Feb 07, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Thanks for restatign an earlier post. I will inform the dealer to check for this.
#70 of 82 Re: 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise [eriefishing]
Mar 20, 2008 (6:24 am)
Looks like my noise was coming from the Wheel Bearing. It was replaced yesterday and the noise is gone. Wish I would have got this fixed before Warranty expired. But at least if is finally gone.
#71 of 82 Re: 01 T&C Clunking noise from upper part of engine and oil leak [kayode65]
Jun 16, 2008 (8:41 pm)
Hi, I am having the same issue. I replaced the AC condensor thinking that the noise was coming from there. I know my alternator is going bad because when I shut my car off it makes a dying noise before shutting off. I will be replacing the alternator but I am afraid I have a valve problem like what you described. Did you get that enging rattling noise fixed? If so, what was it and how much did it cost you? Man, I am so regreting to buy this piece of shit. Problem with my passenger window which stopped working. My radio also stopped working. Please let me know. Thanks. guysanchezmsn.com
Sorry for the rant!
#72 of 82 2006 Caravan SXT 40950.00 Miles Issues
Oct 14, 2009 (6:37 pm)
At 8500 miles, brand new I had to replace the front brake pads. At 11k driver side axel and front ball joint. At 16k all tires were bad replaced, 19k rear brakes. I drive City of Philadelphia over 30 traffic lights one way to work everyday. I replaced the brake rotors at 24k and brake pads 3 more times before 27k. At 29k, I walked out new years day to find the Rack and Pinion was leaking out of the passenger dust boot. Replaced under warranty. The humming noise in the front is the combo between the power steering and Rack and Pinion. If the alignment is off it will add more to the humming noise. At 27k the power steering was making strange noise, the dealership stated, I had air in the line and the drilling noise was the air in the line? 90 days later, at 29k I walked in and told the guy "REMEMBER ME?" the Rack is now leaking, so you guys couldn't figure out where the air was coming from? He did not reply except smile at me and said, we will check for impact accident and if not impact will replace under warranty. They have known for a while these vans have issues with the Rack and Pinion and Power Steering unit. At 38k after factor warranty expired, the water pumps died on me. Dodge has let me down for the last time. After being a dodge/Mopar Chrysler customer for over 20 years, I am tired. Right now, my front brakes are making noise. I replaced them April 15, 2009. One last note, everyone will like this, for some reason or another when very cold the turn signal will not work left or right or one will work but not the other. They said it was a unit inside the steering column $325+. I said, think again. For everyone reading this pass the word for all these caravan. Take a bottle of WD Liquid Wrench Spray, or Pepboys Brand. Clean the turn signal outside the steering column. Turn to right turn, spray inbetween the turn lever, then turn to left turn signal and spray. Lightly not too much. Allow to sit for a while, turn on the car, and spray cold air .Use one of the cans used to clean your pc. Allow to sit for a couple of hours, then spray the liquid WD again. What is going on is Chrysler Dodge did not put an extra protection cover inside the turn lever. Dirt and dust get in and in the cold water/moister gets in and makes the unit fail. I told the guy at the dealership what I did and he smiled again.
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