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This is a short video show some of the process of removing and replacing front strut assemblies on a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country. Like I mention in the video this will cover a multitude of Chrysler / Dodge minivans ( I think 2001-2007? ). Remember to use your mind not your muscle. If the task appears to hard or you don't have the proper tools let your local shop do the job for you and remember after you replace the struts GET IT LINED UP! No you will not have it close no matter how hard you try. Even if it feels like it drives good and doesn't pull it still needs a wheel alignment. Feel free to ask questions and if you like or videos please subscribe to my our channel and like us on facebook.

50 thoughts on “Replace front struts – chrysler town country / dodge grand caravan”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Hopkins says:

    Very helpful. Took me about 4 hours using a scissors jack and hand tools. Maybe it's time for me to invest in an impact wrench! Thanks for a helpful video that saved me lots of dollars.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bubba Hottep says:

    I got as far as getting the new one in, but the spring assembly pokes down too far. Even putting a couple spring compressors won't get the damned bolt holes to align. It's only about two inches. What am I missing?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Backster says:

    did the rear shocks, WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!! there strut mount is like a cup, and the bolts bolt up into it, and the cup gets full of muck after a couple years from wear and tear, the crap gets wet, rusts the ends of the bolts securing the mount. i only managed to get three of eight. and then youj cant get to the rusted ends, have to drill, rip the inside apart and cut a hole to access, or cut a portion of the unibody from the exterior and replace the nuts. hammer it back and weld it up. not for the ordinary everyday guy. now i know why i see so many caravans out there with a splayed out rear end. my only mistake was i went cheapo with the shocks

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SEMGAR says:

    What is the part number of the strut you used?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ZX10R says:

    WHERE CAN I BUY THE LOWER CONTROL ARM TOOL YOU USE?
    The 1 that hooks to lower and you can step on it for leverage

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CAYMAN987 says:

    That van is a microwave metal case now.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ابراهيم الجبوري says:

    This is not a bad video but it’s in the shop with professional tools I don’t think people who have access to those facilities need ti watch this, otherwise they wouldn’t need to watch this in the first place

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Druart says:

    Sway bar link where the dark can't see a thing

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SlayerofFiction says:

    Please block your vehicle.
    Good video

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Grissom says:

    I put the strut nuts on the aft side to better protect from corrosion, though may not matter. Most quick-struts have slotted bottom holes for camber adjustment as shown. Best to buy special cam-bolts to allow adjustment. The Mopar ones are pricey ($50 ea), but another company (Specialty Products?) has affordable ones ($25/pair, ebay or Amazon). Camber adjustment is somewhat a preference. Slight lean-in (<1 deg neg.) gives a little better handling on twisty roads, while perfectly vertical gives longest tire life. Toe-in is more critical for tire wear and is affected by a strut change, unless you get camber exactly the same, and nobody is that lucky.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie Thompson says:

    💯💯💯💯💯👊🏾 now that's how you make a video without any of the bullsh**

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Imgonnagogetthepapers getthepapers says:

    I wish the elongated lower hole had a reference point to match the oem non-elongated hole. I shoved mine for max camber, pushing the strut and knuckle IN towards the engine before tightening. I couldn't notice any "knock-knees" in the front, but I would like to match oem. I did a wheel alignment but they didn't say anything about camber, only the toe was out a bit. Maybe they will have records of what they found.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pastmasterdan says:

    Your camera did some weird distortion that made it look like you were working on a sheet hanging from a clothesline.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GabrielFranco says:

    I know this was 6 years ago but do you by any chance have the part number for this strut assembly? I can’t find ones that are for a 2001 3.8 All wheel drive dodge grandcaravan. All the ones I find are for FWD.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michaelsolozano11 says:

    Your video was very detailed I like that thanks very much man I didn’t think it would of been that easy lol I did then both in 35 min

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordi Ray says:

    You made that as simple looking as possible ☺️, thank you.
    I know it's supposed to be easy but when you don't have a garage or power and air tools nothing is easy:))

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jess Youngquest says:

    55* in my dirt driveway today, in the Finger Lakes— good day to do this job, thanks fer the tips--be back n three hrs–🤣 da Prof🎵

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jamey Barisoff says:

    Doctor O lol.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jess Youngquest says:

    well, easy enough– but for the 2'of snow in my diveway-–just had to see how easy my local mechanic will have it—perhaps next summer I'll get to the other side- thank you— (yeah, this N.Y. salt—)

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Canal Limpo says:

    G E N I A L….. MERCI. CHRYSLER VOYAGER ?????? same thing ?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Bell says:

    I wonder if there is a way to mark alignment prior to taking things apart.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JW says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen this video before Eric, but I just inherited a Town and country and will be needing to learn this vehicle too.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce A says:

    I'll give you "Oldies but Goodies" title on your video. I checked around several strut replacement videos on Youtube. Yet, you are the only one mentioning alignment after installation. For tire damage it could cause, how can no one else mention algnment in an 'instruction video' for strut replacement? You ROCK again.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rueben Ragland says:

    Great teacher, thanks.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JustInTime says:

    What size was the socket for the bottom strut nuts? 22mm?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Caden Korzan says:

    what was the strut brand that you put in that? any recommendations for a 2004 honda civic? and also hows come you didn't take off the stickers on the strut? is that like a warranty thing? thanks

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jernestoporras says:

    If one of the bolts sticks out more on the bearing plate once installed, does that mean it wasn't aligned correctly.?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars banku666 says:

    It's such an easy job, why charge $1200 for it?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TriumphanT Tizzy says:

    Very great video.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sat Urno says:

    Thank you very much.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronnie Gallub says:

    really enjoy your videos. I have followed your advice on several repair jobs and my car still runs!!
    I just wish you were closer!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fernandez says:

    Nice job my man👍

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Burton says:

    I have one broken spring on the passenger side should I change the drivers side too?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dixiechicdana1 says:

    Busted a coil. Here I go! Thanks for the video!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Foster says:

    Well if it takes a torch i wont be doing this job myself

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PiDsMedia says:

    Do you guys own a Torque Wrench?
    I'd be tossing every nut and bolt you've used an impact wrench and a hammer on, on top of the salt, that sort of shocking of the metal from the impact wrench can cause fracturing and early failure, something you never want on Suspension items.
    I've had workshops destroy wheel studs like that on my own car.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Jones says:

    Great video thxs

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PAMELA M. DELVALLE says:

    I just my shocks replaced & now I hear a rubbing sound a little grinding & my steering wheel is hard to manage
    What does this mean

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Peterson says:

    Awesome video. I learned enough to be able to do it on my own. You saved me like $200+ . Thank you again!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Unknown Unknown says:

    Also do I have to use camber bolts with those slotted mounting holes?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Unknown Unknown says:

    What brand of struts did you use please advise

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars YOPHILLYYO says:

    I picked up a 05 caravan the other day which needed a left strut. I don't know why the guy didn't fix it himself. He sold it as a scrap vehicle which I inly paid just under $250. I got the strut for $60 new online. I've been messing with cars for over 30 years but I never had to do a strut. This video helped me out. Especially with that sway bar link. That thing was a pain in the ass ! Luckily I had a plumbing torch and was able to heat it up and get it off. The brake like was also rusted and attached to the old strut. I had to cut that bolt off. Good vid, thanks !!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hvy Chvy G20 says:

    I used to use white out on the knuckle to mark the original location of the old strut. Then I simply align the new strut to the mark. Gets it really close.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Pollard says:

    Cool to se how your videos and your style has evolved.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill says:

    Do you have to replace struts in pairs?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Clark says:

    I don't care how much you know about auto repair, you will learn something from this guy. Awesome guy!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lockemeister says:

    Thanks for the video. This was VERY helpful. Have a happy new year.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph DarkPride says:

    Ok this helped alot. Hopefully i can replace it myself soon.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david emley says:

    this repair by you made me confident best way to do this job excellent.