I have been told I need my lower front ball joint replaced and the knuckle and wheel bearing. However the car does not make the noise that is decribed on this website for wheel bearing problems. Is it required to replace the wheel bearing when replacing the ball joint?
Ball Joint and Wheel Bearing Replacement on 2003 Honda CR-V
by Visitor in Middletown, NY on February 09, 2011
ANSWER by mastertech6371 , February 09, 2011
not really. is there an issue you are having that may be related?? if the wheel bearing has play, then it needs to be replaced. the lower ball joint is a common failure but is not part of the repair. get a second opinion if you are not sure. Roy
ANSWER by MrMatt1 , May 13, 2016
It does need to be replaced if the mechanic doesn't want to press the ball joint from the steering knuckle because on the 2002-2006 honda crv has the wheel bearing and the ball joint on the steering knuckle assembly.