Last post on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Wheels, Van
#8 of 9 Re: 2001 Chrysler T&C Front End Noise [jaag]
Jul 05, 2011 (2:06 pm)
I just replaced the two sway bar bushings. Got them from AutoZone. That fixed the bumping noise and feel. The old bushings looked good, but when putting on the keepers over the new bushings, I could tell there was more material there.
I won't lie, it was a SOB of a job, so I'm glad it was the fix.
#9 of 9 I replaced 2 pairs of bushings.
Nov 15, 2011 (8:21 pm)
Hi guys, first post, been trolling here for years. I repalced the bushings on a 2000 Chrysler Voyager and on a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. The old bushings were oval shaped&the steel was worn down too. Helped the front end noise a lot. I respectfully disagree with the other poster. Bushing install is way easy. Jack up the left side front and put it on a jack stand & then jack up the right front and put it on a jack stand. Both front tires should be off the ground. Penetrating oil on the keeper threads. I used a tire marker on the old bushing to mark up/down. Use a box end wrench on the back bolt head and a deep socket on the front nut. Its a little slow going cause there isn't much room for the ratchet-like three clicks back each time. And its tighter still around the brake lines on the drivers side. Take both sides off first! (Don't do one side&replace the bushing with a new one)Once you take off both sides, the stabilizer bar will MOVE all around-left/right&front/back. Boil some water in the microwave& then drop the new bushings in the hot water for a few minutes. They EASILY spread open over the stabilizer&slide them up. Get both keepers on, lined up and put the nuts on before you crank each side tight. 9.99 at O'reilly. I didn't undo the stabilizer links at all-maybe an hour for each van.