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 on 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
I HAD MY LOWER BALL JOINTS REPLACED AT BREWSTER HONDA, NY, MARCH 31, 2009. THE COST: $432.95. LATELY, I NOTICED THE FRONT PASSENGER WHEEL MAKING A CLUNKING OR THUNKING NOISE WHILE GOING OVER BUMPS ...
I am being told I need to replace the bearing as well as the ball joint. I do not hear the noise describe on this website for failing bearing. So I am wondering if I need to replace that also?