It should not have any play in it. If play is up and down check wheel bearings for proper geasing and preload and ball joints for wear.
If left and right movement as you call it check inner and outer tie rod ends for wear. Usually play comes from inner tie rod ends socket wearing.
These can be replaced and are available from IAP under listing for suspension parts as 29061 for R/H and 29062 for L/H. Get new rubber boots too.
Ciao, Alfisto Steve
Virginia Beach, VA
AROC 164 Tech Advisor
: USA models - 91 164L w/AT "Black Beauty I" ALFA4ME; 91 164S Black Beauty II ALFALFA
MY91 "Bianco" 164B 5-speed [My Originale], ALFISTO Movin On!
Also gone are Old Blue 91 164L, Rosso1 93 164L, Rosso2 91 164S; QS2 164L
Daughter's current ride
: Her Granddads 2002 Ford Taurus
Current Car hauler and Parts chaser
: 2000 Dodge Ram PU 5.2L V-8
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