Car pulling to right, steering wheel shaking

Tiny
MICHAELPMAD
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  • 1996 LEXUS ES 330
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,100 MILES
My tires outside edge driver side is worn down on the very edge and it is pitting like finger sized dents. My wheel pulls to the right and it also shakes the steering wheel.I have to drive turning my wheel to the left a bit to keep it from happening. Is that a tie rod or a ball joint or both? Maybe my steering wheel will also make a clicking sound sometimes. Well also when I bought the car it has mismatched tires 3 are 205 65 15 and the bad drivers front is a I think 210 65 15 maybe 215 65 15. Video included of wheel. Thanks
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 4:52 AM

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Tiny
JONNYB1963
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Good morning,

To me it sounds like you have a couple of things going on here.

First and foremost, you should never install two different sized tires on the front of a vehicle. This alone can cause the vehicle to pull slightly.

From what you describe about the shaking it could be a wheel out of balance or a badly worn suspension component.

See these link below:
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-car-tires-work
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-shakes-when-accelerating-or-braking

Regards,
Jon
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 7:25 AM

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