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Where do you measure the wheel bearing play?

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January 25, 2008 4:01PM

You can raise the vehicle front or rear and move the wheel back and forth and up and down, so as to feel for play. Excessive play in the wheel indicates loose components, whether a wheel bearing or tie rod or ball joint. If there is excessive play moving the wheel left and right, then could be a tie rod. If there is excessive play up and down, then could be a ball joint. If there is excessive play all around, then could be the wheel bearing.