Originally Posted by Ronnie Size
It vibrates so much you think a wheel is going to fall off
Have you checked for broken or loose tranny and motor mounts? Also, while you're under there, give it a good greasing -- and might as well catch the rear ball joints as well. Check that none of your steering and chasis fittings are loose or worn out. There may be something very obvious if you simply take a really close look. Grab and shake the tie rods and such a little. Same for stabilizers (front and rear), and the little mini-stabilizers at the front wheels.
(It'* best you assume that maintenance may have been neglected on this car, and you should at first just keep going after all the low-cost maintenance items you can.)
Also, while you're under there, check the cv boots for tears. Damage to your cv joints could cause noise on turns.
A must on a "new" old car is to clean battery cables, ground connections, and the cabin ground busses. It'* even part of a tune-up on older cars, I think. Lots of threads on this. See Techinfo on ground buss pics. Could have something to do with hard starting. Certainly can't hurt to do it.