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#70 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [harpitect]
Dec 13, 2007 (12:19 pm)
Yikes, $235 for swaybar bushings? Geez, I just replaced the bushings on our 2003 DGC ES with the blue NAPA bushings, which only cost $11. I crawled underneath, four bolts on one side, two on the other and the job was done. I cannot believe that your mechanic charged you over $200 for labor for such an easy job.
#71 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [harpitect]
Dec 13, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I haven't fixed it yet. From what I remember, all the parts I need cost around $175 from the dealer. The clunking is not that bad right now, and has not gotten any worse since a year ago. Anybody know of better parts to replace them with, then what the dealer sales?
#72 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [masterpaul1]
Dec 13, 2007 (6:42 pm)
Hmmm, $175 for parts.
The MSRP price for the OEM swaybar bushings is $4.95 per side, so $9.90. Okay, I guess that means that they did the swaybar end links as well (sometimes necessary, sometimes not), and they have an MSRP of $43.00 per side (for the OEM parts), so another $86.00. That brings our running total to $95.90, still a far cry from $175. I'm really trying to figure out what else they could have done to your van to bring the total up another $79.10.
#73 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [shipo]
Dec 13, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I also just had the sway bar bushings replaced on my 2001 Dodge GC SE last week. I paid $100 - which included parts and labor. (Not from the dealer)
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
#74 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [shipo]
Dec 18, 2007 (4:00 pm)
I'm new here. Just stumbled over this site. Looks good.
I own a GV 3,3 -93 and have that annoying problem.Changed just about
everything in my front suspension.. with no result. The one thing i didn't replace
yet is the swaybar bushings. I'll try it, thanks. Maybe the cheapest spare ever
can solve the problem.
#75 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [shipo]
Jan 09, 2008 (3:08 pm)
At the risk of being a complete fool.. is stabilizer bar and swaybar the same thing??
I'm trying to order new bushings to get rid of this problem.
Everyone here mentions swaybar, and my Haynes manual doesn't use that term at all in the front suspension.It uses the expression: stabilizer bar. I'm confused.
Hope someone is able to help ;o)
Best regards, 727 Denmark
#76 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again 
Jan 09, 2008 (5:45 pm)
Well, now I am at risk of being a complete fool, but since I am used to that, I will go out on a limb and say that yes, they are the same thing. At least, I have always interpreted them interchangeably.
Although, I generally hear the term "stabilizer bar" used in conjunction with performance modifications wherein someone will install a strut tower stabilizer bar. Both those and the commonly used sway bars serve to reduce the body roll (and thus "stabilize") of the vehicle.
#77 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again 
Jan 09, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Probably the same thing. Where does the Haynes manual say the "stabilizer bar" is located?
#78 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [xwesx]
Jan 10, 2008 (7:49 am)
Thank you very much :o)
Hey, this place is cool.. ;o)
Best regards. 727
#79 of 89 Re: 01 DGC EX Front Suspension Clunking Again [shipo]
Jan 10, 2008 (7:58 am)
A curved.. bar.. stretching from one wheel to the other.
Thank you ;o)
Best regards, 727