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I have a 2001 dodge sport caravan that started to vibrate at 55 mph

Then it started making banging noise in right front when bump hit. then it started to vibrate when going 35 to 45. at first when it did at 55 mph it would stop when you went faster.

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That could be a warped front disk rotor or just out of balance wheel.
Hope this helps.

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Your tie rod ends are messed up

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