2003 DODGE CARAVAN STRUTS, SWAY-BAR LINKS

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  • PC_Grafix
  • 2003 Dodge Caravan

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?

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Sunday, June 13th, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 11:51 AM
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According to Midas, everything but the struts 'is fine', but I have a feeling that more is going on

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 8:07 PM
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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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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 10:05 PM

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