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: 109,633 (75,000–155,678)
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DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING. OVER $500 TO REPLACE L AND R BUSHING.
replaced comtrol arm/tension struts
R/F spindle, bearing, & tie rod replace + L/F lower arm replace + alignment = $1569
Bushings are cracked, have not yet took to get fixed.