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I hv a '01 Aurora w/ 105000miles. On choppy pavement, the rear tends to skip sideways w/assoc knocking noises like worn or loose struts. Left rear tire on outside shows more wear than the other three. Several years ago a friend was driving during an icestorm and when traffic light changed suddenly, car spun clockwise and rear wheels hit curb. Could this be all related?

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This is related to the "link assy" parts on the rear end. They are about 30" long. One end bolts near the center of the car. The other ends have a tie-rod type end and mount to the rear wheel assembly.
The knocking noises are because the link assy are bad. About $70.00 each for these. I would also check the upper shock mounts on the rear. These go bad and will cause noise as well. About $15.00/ea. Easy to replace.
The skip sideways is because the link assy or rear alignment is off. This is easily fixed and should be done as soon as the parts are replaced.

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