chevy silverado tire lean

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crisf450

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i have a 96 chevy silverado 1500 single cab my right tire is leaning inward at the top whats the best way to go about fixing this?
 

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Need to use a floor jack and jack up under, as close as you can get to it, the lower ball joint and get the tire off the ground, 3-4 inches. Grab the tire at 12 and 6 and at 3 and 9 and shake it good with someone looking for the culprit. Likely causes are ball joints, wheel hub/bearing or control arm bushings. Any noises?

Do not drive this truck till you fix. That is a dangerous lean!!!!

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thank you yeah just joined tonight i put it on a jack lifted the tire in the air it makes a lil noise when i wiggle the rim and tire in air it has a good amnount of wiggle to it more then it seemes it should
 

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It should not have any wiggle. If you lift the tire about 2" off the ground and put a long pry bar under it and pry up and down, you will get more play. Afterall, the front suspension is going under more severe pressure when driving down the road. You have a "major" problem there. I repeat, "do not drive".
 

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Something is bad broke or worn, should be obvious and don't drive like that. From the tires and stance I'm guessing 4wd, front suspension is different 2wd to 4wd. Does look like upper control arm problem. Do the jack test, I use a block of wood for a fulcrum and push down on a big pry bar lifting the tire/wheel.
 
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