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Chevrolet cobalt problems

Noise and vibration/shake in front end; replaced stabilizer end--didn't help; some say rac n pinion, some say axle. What gives?

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To me it sounds more like a lose bearing in the axle have it replaced you will thank me later. If it lockes up you will ether lose control are the wheel will fall off with the axle attached.

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