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Problem with shaking tires

My tires shakes, the steering wheels vibrates when I hit a bump or pot hole on the road. Could it be the ball joints or hub assembly? Alignment done, got new tires and balanced. Universal joints replaced.

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Replace the idler arm that connects the steering linkage to the frame on the passengers side,heavy duty part is about$90.00

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