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#11 of 31 SWAY BAR LINK
May 12, 2012 (8:00 am)
I TOO HAVE SHARED THESE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY 2007 DODGE CALIBER; BUMPING, CREEKING, POPPING NOISES IN THE FRONT END. AFTER A LENGTHY SEARCH, A SMALL SHOP MECHANIC DROVE IT AND SAID 'THE SWAY BAR LINKS ARE BAD ON BOTH SIDES'. JUST FYI- SOMETHING TO HAVE CHECKED:)
#12 of 31 2011 caliber mainstreet
Jun 30, 2012 (8:03 pm)
I bought my '11 caliber new last August. About 3 months later (3000 miles), it started to make a loud creaking noise from the front left when going over bumps. I took it back to the dealership 6 times and they replaced a whole list of things, finally telling me that it is a normal noise. But I don think it is. If anyone has had similar a experience with their car. Or know what it could be PLEASE let me know.(also it has 13000 miles now and makes the noise randomly.)
#13 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Oct 14, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I bought a used 2007 caliber..about 70k. But I've had similar issues. Within the first 3 weeks I heard noises coming from the front driver side and rear passenger. It failed inspection. Needed to replace front ball joint and rear struts. Got the car back...A week later I'm hearing loud creaking popping grinding sounds from the front. When I go over even minor bumps its like the whole car is being pounded from the bottom by sledge hammers. Brought it to a private mechanic. He said both rear lower arm bushings and both front hub units need replacing. The rear issue is supposedly for suspension. As for the front MAJOR safety issue. My tires could lock and the car could flip...going to the dealership for the 6th time to complain tomorrow. PS the sounds in the front happen when I back out of my hill driveway, going from a stopped position and turning.
#14 of 31 Re: Have the same suspension issues with my Caliber [tamimi]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:23 am)
Hello, the noise you are hearing believe it or not is because the emergancy brake cable is a bit to short and is rubbing on the rubber gromet through the frame. No big problem just an anoying sound.
#15 of 31 2007 Caliber Rear suspension
Nov 15, 2012 (11:27 am)
My 2007 Caliber is scuffing tires off like crazy. Anyone else have this problem. New rear control arms are $450 each and i dont know if that is the fix or not.
#16 of 31 Re: SWAY BAR LINK [valjo70]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:36 am)
Had similar noise it was the control arm bushings.
#17 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Nov 26, 2012 (4:40 pm)
Well, i bought my 07 2 yrs ago and omg i have changed the shocks and struts after 6 months and now then need changed again.. I found out that caliber are prone to needing them done after i had them changed the first time.. wish i never bought this car..
#18 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Dec 19, 2012 (3:40 pm)
I also bought a 2011 Caliber mainstreet.My tires started cupping at around 8000 mi.I took it in they advised me to rotate more often.Of course I did. then all four tires were cupped.So, what was cupping the front end problem or a back end problem.I was told the back schocks were bad by a tire dealer.The another tire dealer told me it was just poor quality of the car. Dodge told me they couldn't find anything.Meanwhile the road noise was driving me mad.I replaced the tires muself and had an alignment.The car ran quite no road noise but, when I hit the smallest of bumps.It sounded like bare metal parts hitting together.I took it back to dodge and told them to get to the problem and tell me the truth.They changed out the left and right lower arm controls and the noise stopped.By the time I went through all this I had 22000 mi. on the car.I decided I would not go through this again so, I traded it in on a 2013 Hundai Sonata.Now I enjoy a nice quiet ride.
good luck with yours.
#19 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:47 pm)
I have a 2012 Caliber and I have the same problems and noises. I have 21000 miles on it and the noises didnt start until 18000. I have taken it numerous times and have had all kinds of parts replaced and the noise is still there and It Is Not Normal!
#20 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [cqueen]
Mar 07, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Do what I just did and traded it in.. I've seen so many posts about a ton of different problems that will continue until u do get rid of it..