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Q: What is causing the steering wheel vibration?

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my car has a problem of the steering wheel, it vibrates and pulls to the left. i have been changing ball joints, tie rode ends,bearing and wheel alignment. what are causes of vibration of the steering wheel and pulling to one side?
My car has a manual transmission.

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