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Q: Can bad ball joints cause the wheels to have a lot of play from side to side?

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I jacked this vehicle up and noticed it had alot of play in the wheel movement front side to side was wondering if the balljoints could be doing this tie rods are new center link pitnam arm is new and it still has a lot of play from side to side
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

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