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Every time i hit a bump in the front end i feel everything and when the car gets to 30 mph it shakes left to right in the front end then up and down, what do i have to do to fix this problem?

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    Jeff Turcotte Aug 29, 2010

    You have suspension issues. Might be ball joints, might be shocks, might even be tires or alignment. Cannot tell without an inspection up on a lift. Suggest you look for a local shop that offers a free inspection.

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Sounds like you have got a front suspension arm lower ball joint with exsesive play.You will need to jack the front wheels off the ground 1 at a time and shake them left to right and up and down if you feel any play in the wheel then you need to replace the bottom arm.

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