By back and forth do you mean front to rear or in and out?
By jacking the wheel up a few inches off the ground, you can put a large pry bar under the tire.
By pulling up on the bar you can usually see movement in the ball joint and the controll arm bushings.
Putting your hands at 3 and 9 oclock on the tire and pushing in and ouit with alternate hands will show bad tie rod ends.
Pushing in and out with both hands will show a bad bearing.
CV joints usually will make a clicking noise in a steering lock turn.
Good luck and let us know. :)
Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 6:35 PM