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I hear a clicking noise when turning left or right. I have been told this could be the cv joints. Is this true?
I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport with the 3.8 V6 and 112,000 miles. How hard are they to replace and should I replace them now or wait until more issues arise?
I doubt that both cv joints are gone at the same time. Do you hear any roaring noises or other weird noises at times coming from the front end?
Here's a possibility if this clicking is at slow speeds and moderate turns or maybe even straight ahead. What do you have for sway bar bushings? The new nylon insert type can click within two or three months of installation. The slit on them opens and closes, creating the noise.
The MOOG Problem Solvers (blue) will do the same thing if lubricated when installed. The instructions don't say to lubricate them, so best not to.
A temporary fix for either situation is making sure the sway bar is centered (bend in bar corresponds with bend in undercarriage) and spraying some Fluid Film at the bushing where the sway bar goes through, both sides, each side of bushing. I say Fluid Film because it's a very good lubricant, fairly heavy, stays in place, and penetrates with time. It works for me. Rust Check - Coat and Protect will work as well. Fluid Film is more readily available.
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