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Why is my front driver side tire wobble when i hit a bump

It started with the truck pulling to the right while driving and now it feels like the driver side tire is going to fall off every time i hit a bump on the road

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First, have the tire inspected before you do any expressway driving. you could have a damaged tire with a tread or internal ply separation. second, inspect the front shock absorbers, it sounds like the left front shock has failed and lost its hydraulic fluid. third have the front steering linkage and front suspension checked for worn or loose tie rods, idler arm, ball joints and stabilizer bar links. do this ASAP as you don't want to have the tire fail or any parts break while you are driving!

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It could be either tie rod ends or wheel bearings. If wheel bearings then do both sides at once. Best thing to do is to put on jack or chassis stands and try to move wheel whilst someone moves steering wheel. Be careful when near the wheel when person in the car.

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