The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.
Average mileage: 126,266 (83,000–200,800)
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Front Tension Strut Bushings would not pass state inspection.
A bucking noise wen turning wheel in the joint front ene
I had the bushings replaced about 50,0000 miles ago and the drive shaft about a year ago I do a lot of driving overall this car is amazing for it's age!