Join Date: May 2002
Location: Simpsonville, SC
A small amount of radial play is normal as long as it's not so much that the wheel's contact the housing. It's the axial play that you need to look for...there should be none.
As far as rebuilding goes, they are not to tough to do and the kit's go for less than $100 on e-bay. You should however get them re-balanced after tearing them apart as you can tear through the bearings pretty quick if it's out of spec at all.
2016 Ruby Red Mustang GT PP
1989 Mustang Notch - Twin Turbo - 500RWHP, 1996 Mustang Cobra, 1994 Mustang GT Vert - 408w