:idea: In our 2005 T&C we have experienced the exact same problem with the grinding/rumbling noises that sound like they are coming from the right front brake area. In addition to that noise, I have also had a looseness in the front end (same area) sounding like a slight rattle or clunk when going over small bumps or through dips. Two days ago, I replaced the rotors and brake pads, both of which were somewhat worn, but certainly not bad. After I did that, we went for a short drive and I again experienced the same noise from the front end upon braking. Again, like everyone else, it's not every time I brake that I hear this noise. Yesterday, after reading in another forum that a similar rattle/clunking noise was solved by replacing the front stabilizer bar bushings, I replaced the bushings. This solution has obviously not been time tested, but to this point, the rattle/clunking noise has been eliminated and I have not heard the grinding/rumbling noise at all. The vehicle seems much more stable in cornering and braking (before it felt like it was diving a bit) and I'm very pleased. I have no idea what connection the stabilizer bar bushings would have to the grinding/rumbling noises, but so far it seems to have done the trick. I'll keep posted to see if this helps anyone else and hopefully I don't jinx myself with this response.
Monday, March 31st, 2008 AT 1:15 PM