CLUNKING IN SUSPENSION REPLACE MOST EVERYTHING ...
1997 Dodge Van
Clunking in suspension replace most everything possible maybe strut rod bushing is the culprit
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 12:15 AM
Absolutely, and it's easy to tell. At the rear it is attached through rubber bushings to a piece of angled steel welded to the frame. Under the nut is a large steel washer on the back side. Look at the paint on the metal near the edge of that washer. If it is rubbed off or there's a rust spot there, the washer has been making contact and causing the rattle. Replacing the bushings will solve that.