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The steering wheel/whole car shakes VIOLENTLY when you hit a bump or are in a "sweeper turn". Problem is, it only does it sometimes and I cannot duplicate the problem when I want to. I've checked all moving suspension/steering components and found no slop. I have no clue whats wrong? PS pump? Entire rack?

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My brother had a pontiac that did the same thing as your car. Ball joints were bad.

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Without actually being there, it could be a shock that has failed. Normally to check that press down on a corner of the car (and or try to get it to bounce) then let go. If it continues to bounce like a ball then that's the corner that has a bad shock.
It's somewhat comical if you see it happen when driving. Also have someone follow you while driving over an area that you know this will happen. They may see it happening.

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