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2000 pathfinder will hardly back up shakes bad

When looking under while someone trys to back up, looks like the front of the rearend jumps up and down, looked at all the bars connecting the rearend to the truck and none seem to be broke off. it shakes really bad and hardly will back up at all, feels like something binding up. nplease help

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