Ball Joint and Wheel Bearing Replacement on 2003 Honda CR-V

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?

by in Middletown, NY on February 09, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by , 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