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Left Tire Jerks when moving in any direction, could not drive it home as I was concerned that I might ruin something and cause a bigger problem. What do you think the problem could be?

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MAKESURE LUG NUTS TIGHT. THE TIRE OR WHEEL COULD BE OUT OF BALANCE.RAISE VECHICLE SAFELY SUPPORT WITH JACK STANDS.MAKE SURE VECHICLE ON LEVEL SOLID GROUND.GRAB TIRE FROM TOP AND BOTTOM TRY SHAKING IT.IF MOVES WHEEL BEARING IS BAD GRAB WHEEL.TRY SHAKING TIRE LEFT TO RIGHT.IF TIRE MOVES YOU HAVE BAD TIE ROD ENDS.TAKE VECHICLE TO A WHEEL ALIGNMENT SHOP.LET THEM CHECK YOUR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR WORN COMPONENTS.

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If the left tyre is shaking then check wheel nuts ,but without a good look its difficult to speculate but i would suspect a deformed tyre which would be caused by the sun but in extreme circumstances freezing conditions might possibly cause it as well

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