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Loud single 'snap' on moderately hard turn
Posted to Technical Discussion Forum on 8/18/2013 15 Replies

This vehicle came in with a drivers side CV shaft that had come apart and protruding through the boot. I checked front end to see if there may have been another component that failed causing this, all were tight. I replaced the shaft and backed it out of the garage, on first turn I heard a loud "snap - bang" and then it was like this was a four wheel drive van it "lugged" and was almost as if the CV shafts locked up. I had to straighten up the wheels to get it to move again. It did this multiple times. I brought it back into the garage and checked the front end again, control arms, ball joints, tie rod ends, struts, rack, and all appeared good. I took shaft out again and checked it was new and didn't seem "loose" but I got another one and installed it. Too k it out of garage and exact same thing happened. Before I go chasing my tail on this one, anyone experience this behavior before on one of these Caravans, and if so what fixed it? Thank you for your time.

Marc Kwiatkowski
New England Motor Works, Inc.
Warren, Maine, USA

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car Vehicle Data

2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L

Engine3.3 L
Trans4-speed Automatic (Electronic)