Last post on Jan 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
#2 of 4 2001 grand caravan sport
Jul 18, 2010 (2:17 pm)
I get a loud clacking noise from the engine compartment when the van is stopped but in gear. The noise goes away when gas is applied. Does anyone know whats going on.
#3 of 4 Re: I can't take the noise [mrnmrsweibel1]
Jan 08, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Hi, I own a 2003 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 V6. For about 18 months we have suffered a knocking noise from the near (curb) side front wheel. The noise was a metalic rattle / knocking that was particularly noticable over very small bumps and ripples in the road and it seemed mainly up to 25 - 30 mph. We have changed the anti roll / sway bars, changed, bushes & tie rods none of which made any difference. This work was done by 3 different garages including a "big" Chrysler dealer. Eventually, being fed up with seemingly wasting money I asked my motorcycle mechanics to take a look. I will admit it took about 30 mins, a lot of pushing, shoving and shaking but they did find the problem......The front suspension bush was worn out.
You can check yours quite simply -
Lift the bonet.
Locate the mounting point for the top of the suspension unit.
Put your finger into the recess and onto the top of the suspension bolt.
Then either you or a friend push down and pull up on the front wing area.
If the bush is worn you will hear and feel the knock
The part was £33 inc' tax and most frustatingly when I collected the part (a dealer only part) the parts guy said they go quite often!!!
How come the Chrysler mechanics don't know about the problem then? I do find myself being quite cynical about the motives and intentions of car garages......
Hope you get yours sorted soon!
Regards from across the pond (UK)
#4 of 4 Re: I can't take the noise [mrnmrsweibel1]
Jan 10, 2011 (3:07 pm)
more than likely sway bar bushings good idea to do links too possible shock but not very likely