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Ifn it safe to drive a 1999 olds wThat needs the front end extention rod for a few days

The front end doesn't start to shake until you get to 55 or 55 miles an hour

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No Not safe You risk one front wheel going in a different direction.

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Extension rod ? what are you talking about ? Is it a sway bar link or the axle shaft or ball joint ?

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Very bad shaking after hitting a bump


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try to realign the front end. If it doesnt help, then you do indeed have worn steering / suspension components.

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