STRUTS, SWAY-BAR LINKS

2003 Dodge Caravan

Tiny

PC_Grafix

June, 13, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

Suspension problem
2003 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 272000 miles

Vehicle service records indicate that the sway-bar links have been replaced 3 times since 2007.
What is the underlying cause?
Would replacing the struts & mounts eliminate this, or is something else going on?

3 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

June, 14, 2010 AT 11:51 AM

It is common for them to go bad, but that seems extreme. Have you personally checked to make sure that is the problem? Are they loose? Also, new struts won't prevent this from happening. Make sure they are bad before they are replaced. If you hear a noise, many times it is the lower control arm bushings.

Tiny

PC_Grafix

June, 14, 2010 AT 8:07 PM

According to Midas, everything but the struts 'is fine', but I have a feeling that more is going on

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

June, 16, 2010 AT 10:05 PM

Here is a simple test. Bounce the front of the vehicle. If it stops bouncing within 3 bounces, the structs are good. If that is the case, I would recommend a second opinion. If I was there, I could tell you right away.

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