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Re: confused

Would expect to be able to feel play in the wheel bearing with the wheel off the ground.

I've changed a few front shock absorbers with the same play as you describe.
When jacked up it feels fine.

Depending on room, some cars you can get your fingers between the coils of the spring and lift the plastic cover boot, then you can place a finger against the piston where it enters the shock casing, then when you pull/push on the wheel you can feel for play.....shouldn't be any noticable movement.

If the hub nut is loose, you could get in/out play at the wheel but would also expect you'd feel it with wheel off ground.

If the shocker to hub bolts are loose or wrong size you could get in/out play at the top of the wheel.

Presume you checked the top mount wasn't flapping around as you did your check.
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Re: confused

Thank you, I was told by the person who helped me change the top mounts that i would need new shocks. So i will try that too.
It is the first comfortable car i have driven in a while, my last car was quite stiff so i just thought the clio rode the bumps better. As soon as i was told the shocks need changing i could notice the boat feeling LOL
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