i got a flat on the front,right passanger side. on 1997 Toyota Avalon

i took the tire off and you can wiggle the hub with your hands. when i park the car straight, the driver side tire is in straight alignment. the front passanger tire is leaning outward. i was told it was the rack and pinion by one machanic. i was told it was the hub bearings by another. i cant aford to take it to a garage, so im fixing it myself. i think that because im female. machanics are just giving me the run around

by in Cumberland, RI on April 03, 2013
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on April 03, 2013
sounds like the hub bearing has gone bad. if it was the rack and pinion i would think they would both wiggle. does it wiggle when you wiggle from top and bottom or just side to side?
COMMENT by on April 03, 2013
just side to side
ANSWER by on April 03, 2013
i would seek diagnostic first and estimate.
ANSWER by on April 03, 2013
Either way this is not a DIY repair regardless of gender unless very car savvy!! Tough for a seasoned tech. with proper tools sometimes. Sorry, just the way it is!