Try this first:
Raise car, put on stands. Grasp tire and push/pull both horizontally and vertically, if any movement then possible wheel bearing, ball joint, tie rod, control arm bushing.
Check CV boots for any signs of leakage or cuts/rips in rubber boot. If boots are torn and lubricant has leaked out, then CV axle will have to be changed.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 AT 6:26 AM