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Hello, I've a 2008 Ford Fusion. A few months ago I notice what seemed to be the right front tire shaking. I checked the lug nuts and kicked the tires nothing seemed like it was falling off so I continue to drive it. Over time it only got worse. Mainly a slower speed it would pull hard from time to time and wobble. I took the tire discounters to have them look things over. They evaluated that the right front control arms were bent. $650 for one side to replace. I picked my car up and after doing some searching online/ decided to do the job myself. Though more difficult that the videos I was able to get all three controls arms replaced in a day. When removing the old ones I was suspicious, I didn't seen any signs of noticeable wear, or bends. Upon completion the car seemed to be no better. All is a bad ad it was plus the fact that my steering wheel is a little crooked now. I'm at a loss. I'm out a few $100 on parts that didn't fix the problem.馃槨馃槨馃槨 Suggestions?

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. From the description you have given, your vehicle has a combination of problems now. From the description of your vehicle鈥檚 shaking and pulling I believe that your vehicle鈥檚 tire has tread separation. You can run your hand over the tire鈥檚 tread and possibly feel a raised tread (bubble) in the tire.

By replacing the control arms, you have affected the geometry of the front end. I recommend an alignment on your vehicle. If the tire tread is separated, replace it before the alignment. I recommend having your vehicle鈥檚 tire shaking diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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