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.
<br/> 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.
<br/> We finally took it to a mechanic in our area who ended up replacing (and this is quoted directly from the receipt):
<br/> -2 or 3 (can't read writing very well) Sway Bar (link brushing and kilt (or kitt, i can't read his writing well)
<br/> -L strut and bearing plate
<br/> -R strut and bearing plate
<br/> 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.
<br/> 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.
<br/> 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