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Old March 4th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #1
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2010 caravan, 3.3 auto trans, 62000 mi. rattle noise sounding like a loose bolt on the trailer hitch (which it is not) from rear wheel well area over even minor bumps in city pavement. possible the piston on a worn shock would "rattle"?
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Sway bar bushing/link?
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blown out strut possibly
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Does it live in a warm garage, or is it covered in frozen hell like most every other vehicle on the road?
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No struts in rear. OP, what have you found?
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Default RESOLVED ~ bad shocks, caravan

a bolt securing the brake caliper sheared, causing it to rattle when hitting bumps. replace caliper, brake pads, brake fluid lines flushed. all is now quiet.

THANKS for your suggestions. i did not sound like the village idiot when speaking to mr. fixit at the repair shop.
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