Broken because of the missing Bolt?

Tiny
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If a car was repaired and then later you find it is missing a bolt (on I believe it is the drive shaft), and the suspension on that side is busted is it an unrelated problem- or is it the fault of the original repair being done incorrectly?

Driving car it made a horrible noise as I turned the corner, I pulled over, the left front wheel was at an odd angle I removed the wheel and found that the wheel moved in an odd way. Looking at the way the drive shaft (I think that's the bit) moved scared me I looked at it and found that there was a bolt missing- the mechanics who fixed the c.V boot originally said that the suspension is broken on that side now.

Is it broken because of the missing bolt or is it unrelated?
I thank you in any way that you can help me.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 4:41 AM

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Tiny
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I need to see what is broken and which bolt was missing. Can you up load a pic?
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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 5:29 AM
Tiny
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It's been taken away. There are 2 bolts behind the wheel on either side- on the left was only one, the wheel moved forward when trying to take the tyre off to see what was wrong. Nothing (but I know next to nothing) else looked wrong with it.
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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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It is so hard for me to say without knowing what was missing. If you can, please get a picture and send it to me.
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Friday, December 2nd, 2011 AT 5:11 AM

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