and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel). There should be no play in either direction.
Any play in 1 direction will usually require a suspension joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault.
If theres play only up and down its the strut top mount - to find this one you have to shake the suspension strut it self up and down with the wheel off the ground - so you may need to remove the wheel to check this one.
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I have tried to attach the photo below. It does seem to be in that area and when I move the steering wheel when stationary there is a lot of play in it.
Please could you give more more details on changing/purchasing the part and I will give it a go. Also is there a way of checking the part before I start work?
Thanks again for your help.