Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:24 AM
Those bushings you see up front with the long rods on them are called the Tension rods, and have hydraulic filled bushings which are always shot! You can press new bushings in to the tension rods, energy suspension offers poly bushings for them. but better alternatives lean towards after market adjustable tension rods, with stiffer bushings or pillow ball bushings, and are usually adjustable to allow for caster adjustment.
As far as your steering shake tho, the tension rod bushings wont case that. One thing I would check is the steering rack bushings, as those are also a problem area on older nissans. After time oil deteriorates them very bad, causing the rack to move around. Energy suspension also offers a set of these in polyurethane for like 15$. hope this helps
3 years auto and light truck service
ASE certified Tech...A3 A4