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Hint: Noise locations are misleading from the driver's seat. Honestly your symptoms could be as simple as a loose battery or rotted rad support, coupled with terrible alignment. A little further stretch to what Bill listed may be well overdo Idler Arm, or center link. As you proposed, have someone cycle the wheel while you're under it. Of course eagle eye any place you (or especially anyone else) did any recent work.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!