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  1. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Greetings, Okay, I'll start from the beginning.....(2008 Dodge Caliber SE, 1.8L, Manual Transmission) Took the car to Belle Tire for an oil change and to address some grinding noise I was hearing during steering. Their diagnosis was that the ball joints (front and rear, lower and upper) were...
  2. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    SOLVED! "i Cant Figure This Noise out!" SOLVED! Front motor mount bolt was loose. Noise GONE!!!! --------------------------------------------------------- LINK: Hello All! Second post on this forum! NEWBIE alert... So about two weeks ago My 2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L was struggling...
  3. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    hey everyone im ne where and am having some issues with my 07 sxt 2.0 i did the balljoints in the front, front pads and rotors and my front right wheel bearing had alot of play... well after pressing 4 different timkin bearings into my knuckel and using 3 different hubs, i was still having 12-6...
  4. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I have a creaking noise that is coming from both sides (or middle) of the back end. Originally I went under and lubricated and greased everything and that solved about 80% of the problem for a week or so. I keep going from thinking that it is the brakes to the shocks and back again. it makes the...
  5. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Hey guys, new to the forum here and def looking for people with exp. I purchased a Caliber SXT in 09 and always had a noise coming from the suspension. Took it to the dealer I purchased it from and repeatedly got the response that nothing was wrong. It wasn't till I became friends with a parts...
  6. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    We just purchased a 2007 caliber 2.0. The front driver side rattles when applying brakes. The Brakes and Rotors are good. I just replaced loose tie rods on both sides, and the problem still exists. I have new control arms on the way (this weekends project) Hopefully this will resolve the issue...
  7. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    My Caliber 2009 just had 2 struts front 17023004 2 mount str 2304013 2 mount str 17023008 2 isolator 23043013 2 seat spri 17023017 2 cover sho 17023055 2 stop/bmpr 17023025 1 shaft axl 2510001 1 shaft axl 2510001 All was replace under warrantee this car has 35 thousand mile on it. not good for...
  8. Dodge Caliber Performance Mods, Engine (Uptown)
    I have looked all over the internet for a small lift for my awd r/t. It handles great off-road and has acceptable power but lacks in clearance. I'm only looking for a couple inches and i'm thinking that i'll have to go custom which could end up very costly. Please help if u can. Thank you
  9. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Just got a quote from the dealer telling me I needed RT outer tie rod ends (replaced once already on warranty), both rear lateral links, and both rear toe links (replaced twice already, once on warranty). This seems a bit much for a 2007 car. I have question the service manager and he kept...
  10. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    WHAT THEY ARE Front suspension component that fails prematurely WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE WHAT THEY COST $100 a pair including delivery from bestautopartsdepot MONTREAL, QC £100 each from JeepChryslerParts BUSHES AND BALL JOINTS parts cost 75% of whole arm (already fitted) BUSHES AND...
  11. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Nope, not a new name for a breakfast cereal :gr_grin:. It's the sound coming from the left-hand front side when i take a right turn. When i go left there's no sound from the front end. Left LCA was renewed last year. There was a groan (like rubber thats too tight) so i sprayed all the...
  12. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I just read an article in Popular Mechanics that really surprised me. It stated that bad grounding between the battery and engine block or transmission can cause premature wear out of suspension components. This can be wheel bearings, CV joints, ball joints, and any other moving point of the...
  13. Dodge Caliber Chassis, Suspension, Wheels, Tires
    Hello Everyone! My 07 SXT has reached the 75,000 mile mark and the OEM suspension is suffering. With a slight jerk of the steering wheel the body rolls for 3 seconds! The solution should be easy enough - Replace the struts and springs. I expect I will lower the car 1" or so as this is a daily...
  14. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I don't know if it's always been that way but looking at my car last night I noticed that the rear Driver's side is at least .5" lower than the Passenger side. The ground to wheel arch on the driver's side is maybe 29.5" but on the passenger side the ground to wheel arch is over 30" I checked...
  15. Dodge Caliber Chassis, Suspension, Wheels, Tires
    So I want to get some lowering springs put on the caliber, I have seen a few, the ones that fit my college student budget say they are Front Drop : 1.3 inch; Rear Drop : 1.2 inch Somehow that doesn't seem like that would be noticeable, and not even worth the money. I am I missing the logic or...
  16. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    So I've been having an issue with noises, that almost sound like a moaning/grinding noise coming from the front driverside wheel area of my 2007 Caliber. When it is hot and humid it seems worse and especially when I turn left. I took it to my dealer who claim they can't find anything wrong and...
  17. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    My 2009 Caliber has pulled to the left since day one. I have had it at the dealer for an alignment and they said it was off slightly and supposedly corrected it, but it made no difference. If I'm on the local two lane divided highway in the right hand lane, it will pull right over the crown in...
  18. Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    my wife recently rolled our 2007 sxt and insurance is not covering anything most of the damage is cosmetic but there is some bent pieces underneath, i was wondering how hard it is to replace the lower rear control arm and the shock connected to it? and is there any special tools needed to do...
  19. Dodge Caliber Chassis, Suspension, Wheels, Tires
    The struts and springs have been changed.
  20. Dodge Caliber Chassis, Suspension, Wheels, Tires
    Newbie here with an 07' SXT looking for people who have lowered their cars, and that is willing to give me some advice. During the winter I run the the stock factory steel rims, and the 17" caps, with the cheap factory "stones". But in the summer I run a Dropstar 22" DS02, with a 245/30ZR22...
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