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My front wheel wobbles and makes the steering wheel **** sometime

My front drivers side wheel and or brake rotor have play in it. so if i jack it up it moves in a way that it shouldnt. if i am driving the wheel will move sometimes and mess around with the alignment. it will **** around sometimes, but not to the other side of the road. what makes it do this and how do you fix it?

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