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If it is a thumping and a front wheel drive car, it is probably one of the axles.
worn cv joint =[
You did not describe the noise so here are a couple of thoughts: The front struts will sometimes make a thumping noise going thru turn if they are worn out. CV joints will often make a clicking noise going thru turns when they are failing. When the CV joint fails completely it will often lock up and you won't be able to steer the car.
There are a few different things which could cause wheel shaking and thumps when hitting a big bump. The most likely cause however, is that the struts need to be replaced.
Maybe that thumping noise is the sound of another car smashing into the rear of your car.
Bad tire? Rotate and see if thumping changes
A creaking noise in the front end of the 2003 Ford Escape might be caused by shocks or struts that need to be replaced. This might also be caused by damage to the shocks or struts from high mileage.
Front rotors are warped and need to be replaced. Could be an out of round disc brake rotor