This is my BILs '98 Outback Sport. 200k-ish miles.
Jacking up the front end, we have too much play in the drivers side tire by putting our hands at 12 & 6. On the inside, I can see the axle joint moving with the wheel. The wierd thing is, he doesn't have any of the typical bad wheel bearing noises - no howling or growling, and nothing that changes during turns.
Could the bearing still be bad, or is this more like a bad hub and/or knuckle? He's a couple hours from me, so I can't exactly take stuff apart and go from there. I'd like to have at least some idea before I tear into it so we know which parts to have on hand.