Freewheel lateral play / rear wheel pinging
Just recently I noticed a pinging sort of sound that only occurs when I'm pedaling and seems to only occur in the higher gears in the back. The rear wheel has an older suntour pro-compe 5 speed freewheel. The teeth are all in good shape and it doesnt appear to be too heavily used but when I pulled on it, I noticed a bit of lateral play.
Is this play due to bearings in the hub or due to bearings in the freewheel? Can I adjust it out? Would this cause the irregular pinging sound I'm hearing when pedaling in higher gears?