Bad struts?

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD TAURUS
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Hey I was wondering when you shake a rear tire by hand and you see the strut at the top move around does that mean its gone bad and it makes a thud noise when going over bumps and it also shakes when going around 60 to 80 mph and it feels like it leans hard when going around a cornor.

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 9:39 PM

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Tiny
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If the strut is moving up in the body where it mounts, it may be loose or there is some form of damage, this should be investigated ASAP.

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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Also the cv joint in the front drivers side by the tire has broke awhile ago and its not making any clicking noise or anything different I dont know if thats what would cause the car to shake but I mostly believe that the shaking is coming from the strut being loose also can you buy a new boot and grease and put that on there even though its been awhile but not making noise or anything yet?

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 9:53 PM
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You can fit a new boot and grease as long as the cv is still serviceable.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 1:54 AM

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