Clunks & Squeeks from Front End


Rbar123
10-30-2008, 12:52 PM
Hello - I have a 2004 Pacifica w/ 2wd and approx 65k miles. Generally the car rides very well but recently I have had 2 front end issues crop up.

The first is a loud clunk when driving over bumps. You can't really distinguish which side its comming from. I believe it's the stabilizer bushings (already replaced the links). I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue or knows how big of a job it is to replace the bushings?

The second issue is a strange squeeking during braking, when the front end dipps. It's not the braking system but sounds more like something w/ the chassis. A friend mentioned it might be some type of bushing above the struts but other than that I have no idea what could be making this niose. Again, any ideas would be appreciated.

Rizin84
08-29-2009, 07:39 PM
it could be motormounts

pete150
01-30-2014, 02:49 PM
i have had the similar "thump" on my 06 pacifica. i did a inspection and my tie rod ends were worn. i replaced both the inner and outer on both sides but did not solve the problem. after looking under it while someone pushed down on the front end i noticed alot of play in my sway bar bushings. i have them ordered and plan to replace them tomorrow. i will let you know if this fixes it. last weekend i tried to take the pass. side apart and see a size on there. it was a bear to get this one, i had to take the inner tie rod back off to get the front bolt off. other then that it shouldnt be to bad.

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