My husband and I own a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country. We bought it used about 2 years ago. It has VERY low miles (a senior citizen used it to drive to church) - we are at about 60K miles right now.
The van has been great until early this summer we started to noticed a crunching kind of noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Every time we would run over a bump in the road we would hear it and whenever we would make a turn we would hear it.
We finally took it to a mechanic in our area who ended up replacing (and this is quoted directly from the receipt):
-2 or 3 (can't read writing very well) Sway Bar (link brushing and kilt (or kitt, i can't read his writing well)
-L strut and bearing plate
-R strut and bearing plate
The first two days after we got it it sounded fixed. But day 3 we started to hear the crunching again and no it sounds exactly like before. We paid this guy 625 dollars to fix this.
Does anyone have any idea what could be the real problem here? Is it serious? I (the wife) drive it a lot, and we have two small children.
Also, in case this is helpful depending on what the problem really is - we live in Western PA and the roads are horrible here. Pot-holes and poor patch jobs mark every street so we hear this crunching noise any time we run over anything realy