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Old 12-05-2005   #1
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replacing ball joints in the front

2001 civic lx 8x,xxx miles
front ball joints both have ripped boots and theres no grease leaking out so its probabbly all dried up in there. Wanted to just replace both front ball joints but the dealer said you can only buy them as part of the knuckle assembly and it will be 114$ each side. is this true? can you not buy the ball joints seperately some place cheaper and press them in? I dont wanna pay 200$ for them just to find i could ordered replacements for 20$ each and pressed in new ones. Majestic honda shows them as 16$ ea. but the picture showing the exploded view also points to them as part of the unit itself.

hondaautomotiveparts.com/auto/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&catcgry1=Civic&catcgry 2=2001&catcgry3=4DR+LX&catcgry4=KL5MT&catcgry5=KNU CKLE

anyone change these out yet? any insight? (no pun intended)
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Unfortunately, you have to get the whole thing. My friend had to get a new one and just went to the junkyard.
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Currently they still are knuckle only to the best of my knowledge

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2001 civic lx 8x,xxx miles
front ball joints both have ripped boots and theres no grease leaking out so its probabbly all dried up in there. Wanted to just replace both front ball joints but the dealer said you can only buy them as part of the knuckle assembly and it will be 114$ each side. is this true? can you not buy the ball joints seperately some place cheaper and press them in? I dont wanna pay 200$ for them just to find i could ordered replacements for 20$ each and pressed in new ones. Majestic honda shows them as 16$ ea. but the picture showing the exploded view also points to them as part of the unit itself.

hondaautomotiveparts.com/auto/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&catcgry1=Civic&catcgry 2=2001&catcgry3=4DR+LX&catcgry4=KL5MT&catcgry5=KNU CKLE

anyone change these out yet? any insight? (no pun intended)
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thats what I was afraid of. They arent making any noise yet and thats alot of cash to drop so I think for now ill try ordering just the boots, clean the joint well and regrease then hope it atleast lasts awhile
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agreed, but 400$ wont fall from the sky with this, and 25$ + very little work to get an extra couple years outta this pair is worth it to me.
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Re: replacing ball joints in the front

Holy Resurrected thread, batman! Moog makes aftermarket ball joints you can buy for $54 each. They even have grease fittings so that you can re-lube them - W00t! I believe the part # is K90332

(Sorry, was looking at green's ball joint DIY and started searching for aftermarket parts.)
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Holy Resurrected thread, batman! Moog makes aftermarket ball joints you can buy for $54 each. They even have grease fittings so that you can re-lube them - W00t! I believe the part # is K90332

(Sorry, was looking at green's ball joint DIY and started searching for aftermarket parts.)
I think that is only for the front lower ball joint not the upper ball joints.
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Re: replacing ball joints in the front

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I think that is only for the front lower ball joint not the upper ball joints.
Not only is there not an upper ball joint on a 2001 Civic, but this thread is from 2008.
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Re: replacing ball joints in the front

^ This thread is very old. A lot of new replacement parts have been made since this thread has come out. However 2001 honda civics don't have upper ball joints only lowers.
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Re: replacing ball joints in the front

I picked up Sankei 555 made in japan from www.autohausaz.com for $22 each
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