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Q: The front driver's side wheel feels wobbly while driving

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A couple weeks ago I drove into my driveway at a higher than normal speed, since then my wheel hasn't rotated the same. At low speeds, between 5-15mph the tire feels wobbly, this causes the entire care to feel a bit wobbly. Once I get to 20mph and above, its more of a thumping noise, but still wobbles. At lower speeds, the steering wheel will pull more heavily to the right. At higher speeds it'll still pull to the right, just not as much, the steering wheel mostly shakes. It definitely feels like something is loose and its causing the tire to wiggle back and forth, causing the car to feel wobbly. When I drive at lower speeds, I'm able to notice there's a specific spot in the rotation of the wheel where my car wobbles it almost feels like my wheel is oval shaped. There isn't any noticeable clicking noises, just a loud thumping/thudding noise from the tire wiggling back and forth. Please let me know if you have any idea what might be causing the issue. Any help is appreciated. Best, Gage

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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