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shaking in the steering wheel

Hi i have a 2000 extended cab V6 4.0L which is having steering problems, when i turn the wheel while I'm driving usually above 25mph the wheel shakes violently, please help tell me what i need to replace, it just started about 2 days ago
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power steering fluid levels ok?
is the pump working properly?
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could be the front CV shafts too, I had that on my car.
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Yeah the power steering is working fine, and the servicing is good i checked that first, where's the front CV shaft? how much would it cost to repair it myself, and how long do you think it would take?
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If you have a 4x4, def. check out the CV shafts; But it could be something simple as a wheel that needs to be balanced, warped rotors, sticking caliper.. etc .. Hope you find the problem!
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its 4X2, but it shakes bad also when i go over bumps as well, also if this helps, it started after i tried to make a U turn and slammed into the curb on the right side, also there is alot of side to side play in the steering wheel while driving
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bent rim or damaged tie rod maybe?
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