I have a 2012 Journey w/4400 miles. From new there has been a grinding/squeaking noise from the front suspension when the nose dips (leaving driveway, quik stop and such. Dealer has no idea why. Any Ideas?

Asked by Apr 17, 2013 at 01:21 PM about the 2012 Dodge Journey SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I don't know if you live in a city big enough, but if possible try another dealer. Then again if you have a steep driveway and hit the street and go a little too fast, the nose is going to 'dip' ..as for the noise, there should be none.

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The squeaking noise could be coming from one of the many bushings that are the pivot points for the suspension. -- The grinding noise could be the front bumper cover / air dam scraping the ground. You can check the bottom of the edges to see if it has scraped. It might scrape leaving the driveway but not during braking.

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no grease in there!

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There's nothing to grease on a brand new Journey... At the shop I manage, we try to replace factory suspension components with ones that can be greased (outer tie rods, ball joints, sway bar links, etc.). This may not help out this situation, but at least it's some insight on how these cars are equipped from the factory. Best of luck!

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