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: 199,162 (100,000–280,000)
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shaking when brake applied loose feeling over bumps
Front suspension loose
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