I'd suggest jacking the car up-
Pull and push on the wheel in question. If you have play-it's most likely a bad brg. By turning the wheel- is it feel rough???
If you've been driving it a while, maybe putting in a used a-arm/brg assy is easier(?).
I agree- diagnois the problem, don't throw money at it!
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