Vibration at speed after curbing my wheels

Tiny
VISUALJAZZ
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
I recently hydroplaned into a curb and ruined the lower control arm. I replaced it. My tire vibrates a little when driving. I took a picture of the tire area. I think that the axle might have been damaged.
Car runs fine no transmission problems just unstable tire, need tires realigned, probably new axle?

What do I need to do? Thanks.
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Friday, October 27th, 2006 AT 2:52 AM

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Tiny
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At the least the boot needs to be replaced, if there is doubt you may as well replace the shaft and not take a chance. Are you sure you didnt bend a wheel?
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Friday, October 27th, 2006 AT 8:13 AM
Tiny
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What do you mean by a wheel? The rim was replaced.
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Friday, October 27th, 2006 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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By wheel I meant rim but if the wheel has been replaced then the shaft could very well be bent. Try raising the car up and rotating the tire and see if you can look at the shaft to see if it is bent.
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Friday, October 27th, 2006 AT 7:20 PM

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