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My 2005 Pontiac Montana Van has a bad popping or slipping sensation when you turn the steering wheel. It's not really a sound, you can just feel it. It has gotten much worse in the last month. Also, the brakes ''scrub'' and the car sometimes shakes when going downhill. Help?

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  • htrivette Apr 20, 2009

    Thank you so much for your quick response. I will check that out as soon as possible. Thanks again.



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Sounds like you need tie rod ends and brakes and rotors

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