Question about 2002 Honda Civic
I was in the middle of installing new breaks, and out of no where the front lower ball joint just pops out of place? Now its pushing up againts the cv joint/axle. What is the best way to Remove and then reinstall the ball joint?
2002 Honda Civic LX
Front Passenger side.
Lower ball joint.
I had a question i bought a used control arm for a 2001 honda civic compared it to the original and everything was the same except the part where the ball joint goes into is a few mm thicker on the control arm. Beedless to say i got it in but i had to over tighten to get the nut in all the way. I thought this would stop the rattling sound when i hit a pothole bit its still doing it and i fear the control arm is the incorrect one what other honda has the same control arm as the civic?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Generally no tool is required. If you use a "pickle fork" you will risk damaging the dust boot.
Have you tried whacking the spindle right near where the ball joint stud comes through? This will take a few good shots to break it loose.
Be careful not to hit the threads!
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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This is a tough problem to answer. There are a lot of variables that can cause premature ball joint wear. The most common concern is the road you drive on, the tires and rims you are using and the mileage you have gone.The part that you installed,did it have a grease-able zerk fitting to add to the joint? Is the alignment correct, are there any other parts failing? (like the boot that covers the joint?)
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Put your axle nut back on with about one nut thread still showing, Put an air rated impact socket on the nut. Spray the pline section with WD40 or Liquid Wrench and start hitting the axle towards the engine with a good sized sledge. The sicket will keep you from damaging the axle and the nut will keep you from damaging the threads if done right. DO NOT APPLY HEAT. This will warp the spline. If this doesn't work, call a wrecker and have it hauled to a shop where they have the big guns as the axle and hub may have to come off and be separated. I have had this happen. Please rate as helpful or fixya.TY
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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Remove the tire and tighten 2 lugnuts onto the brake rotor. remove the axle nut in center of the brake rotor and drive the axle out of the spindle. If the ball joint is original, you have to grind out the rivets on the lower control arm. Remove and replace the ball joint with the hardware included with the ball joint. Next, pry-unsnap the axle end from the transaxle with a prybay and drive-snap in the new axle shaft into the transaxle. reverse to assemle, align front end and wholla! your done. 1 hour,15 min. $115.00 to do it yourself.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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