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  1. Creaking noise when turning

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    My 2013 has a hundred and sixty thousand miles on it. It has started making a creaking noise that normally doesn't start until I've been driving the car for a number of hours. When I turn the wheel it makes a series of ticks coming from the left front suspension. There is some kind of a bar, I...
  2. Suspension Upgrade Time

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    So after planning this for several years, I finally started buying parts today to completely replace the suspension on my 1997 Grand Voyager. The $10 ball joints I installed years back are starting to fail, which is what made me finally get this started. Most of the suspension is still original...
  3. 97 DGC trouble with front suspension - strut mounts

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I've rebuilt the front suspension. I replaced all of the control arm bushings, the ball joints, outer tie rod ends, sway bar bushings, sway bar end links, and put new struts in - KYB GR2s (I think). My DGC is a Sport model, so it has the heavier springs. When I serviced the struts, the only...
  4. Car Lost Front Wheel While Making Turn. What Suspension Damage To Look For?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    While driving my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, I started getting a vibration in the front end. I decided to head for home, driving very slowly. I was going about 5 or 10 mph while making a left turn when the right front wheel came off the rotor and the van dropped to the pavement, scraping along...
  5. Front struts

    Suspension, Brakes, Steering, Tires & Wheels
    Okay I don't remember where I read it but, I read that the front shocks and struts of a Dodge Dakota line up with a Dodge minivan. I currently own a '95 Dodge caravan and want to get the shocks updated. Anyone know what I'm taking about? lol:confused::blink:
  6. To Nivomat or not to Nivomat, that is the question. To suffer...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2001 T&C Ltd 3.8 @ ~ 145k. It was my daily commuter/family hauler until ~ 15months ago, when my son inherited it as his daily driver for short commutes to school/work/gf's house. It will become his college-freshmen* vehicle either 325 or 180 miles away, and I can only hope he takes my...
  7. Tighten Front End

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    What is the best way to tighten up the front end of a 2000 GV. I have relatively new Strutmaster EZ-Struts and new michelin tires, but I want more responsiveness.
  8. New Suspension on 2008 T&C Limited

    Suspension, Brakes, Steering, Tires & Wheels
    I just picked up a 2008 T&C Limited (110k mi) and the whole family loves it, as do I. It was used and in great condition. I immediately drove it into the Chrysler Service center and had a complete inspection and service done, new breaks, recalls taken care of, etc. I asked for a quote for new...
  9. Oh Great Forum Moderators...

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have searched this but cant seem to find what I am looking for... I have a 2011 T&C Touring-L, 60K miles. I am going to do the HD brake upgrade, and have the parts in my cart on Amazon (~$389 with Prime free shipping!!) thanks to the sticky post!! 1. I havent seen the parts for HD rear...
  10. Leaf Springs and Nivomat Shocks

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi Everyone, I have founds lots of useful information on the Nivomat rear suspension on the forums but I still have a few questions. I recently bought an 05 T&C Limited because I loved driving my dad's 04 Grand Caravan. The Chrysler though doesn't have the nice "forward leaning" stance of the...
  11. 2012 T&C Ocassional "Crunch Noise" from Front Suspension 30K miles

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Just bought a 2012 T&C with 30K miles (former Chrysler executive car so in like new condition, always serviced at dealer with no suspension part changes since put in service). Came from a '03 T&C which had a bad front end crunching sound but only intermittently when in cold weather (when both...
  12. might be a stupid question regarding wheel studs...here goes

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    So i have a 96 grand caravan es with the aluminum wheel package. when i went to the local idiot-behind-a-counter-with-a-computer, i mean "auto parts" store, they said my van shouldnt have 16" wheels. cuz "thats not whats in their computer says" *facepalm* I need to replace two studs. I borrowed...
  13. Do I Need to Grease New End Links? Load on Car for Struts?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hey everyone, I plan on doing a suspension upgrade (struts, sway bar bushings, endlinks, and shocks). So my end links just came in and I see they came with zerk fittings (not installed on the end links). I have a few questions in regards to this; Is there grease inside of the end links...
  14. Strut bearing problems...

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hey everyone. A few days ago I decided to replace the front struts on my 1996 PGV. when I got the struts apart, the left strut bearing was cracked and the right strut bearing, while intact, always made kind of a squeaking noise when I neared full left lock, so I replaced them both (and the...
  15. Help changing stabilizer bar links?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Who can help provide some insight regarding changing the stabilizer bar links on each side? Can this be done at home easily enough, or are any specialized tools needed? Also, who can tell if the stabilizer bar and the sway bar are the same thing or not? I assume they are simply 2 names for the...
  16. 2005 Chrysler Town and country suspension update.

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    So I just completed ready mount strut replacement, front sway bar links,outer tie rod ends,and lower ball joints and rear shocks. This job took about 8 hours to do everything. The parts were $555.66 at the Autozone all with lifetime warranty.( They were out of stock of ready mounts so went with...
  17. Clunk/noise when straightening tires/steering wheel

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Ok, I've seen a lot of threads on clunks and noises in the front end. But I can't quite find one with what I'm hearing/feeling and seeing. I have an '01 T&C with the 3.8L. What I am hearing/feeling is a clunk/thump in the right-front, as the steering wheel straightens out after turning...
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