Q: Front driver side tire moves side to side when jacked up

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front tire drivers side has 1inch play side to side movement when on jack

My car has 18500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you can move the tire in and out when on a jack then you may have a few different possible problems. The inner or outer tie rod ends may be worn. Your steering gear may also have worn bushings. I would recommend moving tire back and forth while holding onto the tie rod ends to see if looseness is felt and replace any loose components. An alignment will need to be done after repairs.

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