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I have 2004 Chrysler sebring convt when I hit a bump the whole front end shakes violently ! It has new struts and the mechanic says the front end parts are in good shape has anyone herd of this ?

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Yes deformed tyres is my first suspect ,but without a good look i honestly couldnt tell you so take it to another garage for second opinion another fault i have had but not with this make of car is a faulty spool valve in the rack and pinion ,would need a play and drive myself to know the problem sorry

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SOURCE: front end of my 87 jeep cherokee shakes bad when i hit a bump

May check your ball joints and tie rods. Also could be your shocks.
Does it seem like its more shaking on the left or right? or even?

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SOURCE: Clunking sound in front end when going over bumps - both sides

how about your motor mounts?????

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Yes, that rod isn't bad to do, You'll need a ball-joint removal fork for the ball-joint. But after that removing the bolt, releasing the other end is a piece of cake. You will want a friend around for installing the new one. he or she will turn the steering wheel so you can insert the new ball-joint into the frame.

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SOURCE: the front end and steering wheel shakes when i hit a hole or bump

This usually indicates a problem with the suspension components. Check for play in front end suspension, 1st thing I would check would be the steering damper, it's often overlooked, and could be the cause. If that checks out ok, jack up and check for play in wheels, which could be caused by worn ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings. A lot of possibilities, generally play in any components can trigger the shaking you're experiencing when hitting a pot hole or bump. Good luck!

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