1999 T&C "suspension" problem?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Harry, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Harry

    Harry Guest


    I was hppy with my 1999 T&C minivan until recently.
    The suspension seems very rough and unflexible. It feels like a chep beat
    up car when it goes through any uneven holes or while it is turning. The
    cushion hit so hard that I feel it almost hit the road...

    It started to happen after one of the front wheel was hit in an accident,
    the tire was replaced and some body jobs were done. Dealer reported no
    structure or steering/wheel damage and insurance company did not pay for any
    repair on that part.

    After I first got the van back from dealer, it does not run as smooth as
    before but it is still bearable to me at that moment.
    The van seemed not stopping as sharp as I experienced and I decided/assumed
    the tires needs to replace. It was done by a local Costco in Fairfax, they
    screwed up the installation and my van constantly needing pumping air. It
    totally lost air after one day of my office work.
    Took it back to them and they reinstall the tires and stopped the leaking
    but messed up one of the screw connecting the wheel cap. I had to take it
    to a local Chrysler dealer to replace and get reimbursment.

    Now the van is totallly unacceptable--rough, clumsy especially at lower
    speed. It feels like a 10 years old beat up "truck".

    Is there "experienced"/"qualified" in northern Virginia that I should go to?
    Thank you for your valuable input !

    Harry, Nov 26, 2003
  2. Harry

    damnnickname Guest

    The most common complaint on this vehicle for that type of noise is the
    sway bar bushings wearing or the sway bar links worn out, without hearing
    the noise would be hard to diagnois.
    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    damnnickname, Nov 27, 2003
  3. Harry

    Harry Guest


    Thank you so much for the info.
    The Chrysler dealer does say that the bar was not straight and needs
    Is it possible that this kind of problem is from an accident I previously
    Is it also a consumable parts after years of usage?
    Harry, Nov 29, 2003
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