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When i hit a bume it feels like one of the front wheels moves, and the tire wears out fast. what could be wrong?

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Ball joints and or lower a arm bushings

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Shawnroyal81 is right. Look inside of where your wheel connects to the disk (I'm assuming you have disk brakes). You'll see a suspension connection that usually has a rubber boot over it and a grease zirc too.
If the boot is torn, or you see damage it's obvious.

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