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If I hit a bump in the road the rear end jumps to the right

If I hit a bump in the road the with the right rear tire the entire rear end of the car rear jumps to the right ... the left rear also causes a "****" but not as much.

Second thing ... When stopped and a light the engine acts like it suddenly misses about every 10 seconds or so. If put into Park or get the idle up to around 900 rpm the "missing" totally stops.

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Check shocks on back and sway bar for the engine wait until it dark and see if you have any sparks from wires and may need some new plugs i hope this will help you

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