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Old 27 Dec 2006, 01:08 pm
hondaman@gmail.com
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Default Lower Ball bearing

I have been hearing squeeky noises coming from the right side of car
and I took it to the mechanic. He said the lower ball bearing was bad.
When I push hard on the right side front fender i hear the squeeky
sound more. He said I should change both ball bearings. I drive about
80 miles a day.
My question are:

What does the ball bearings do?
How long more can I keep driving it before I fix it.
Is this a big job?
He wants $200 for the job? is that fair? its NYC.
whats the worst that can happen?
Is this a job I can do myself?

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Old 27 Dec 2006, 02:45 pm
Elliot Richmond
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On 27 Dec 2006 11:08:19 -0800, "hondaman@gmail.com"
<naijainc@gmail.com> wrote:

>I have been hearing squeeky noises coming from the right side of car
>and I took it to the mechanic. He said the lower ball bearing was bad.
>When I push hard on the right side front fender i hear the squeeky
>sound more. He said I should change both ball bearings. I drive about
>80 miles a day.
>My question are:
>
>What does the ball bearings do?
>How long more can I keep driving it before I fix it.
>Is this a big job?
>He wants $200 for the job? is that fair? its NYC.
>whats the worst that can happen?
>Is this a job I can do myself?


Hmmm...

I do not know what the lower ball bearings are. Could you have meant
lower ball JOINTS?

US$200 to replace both lower ball joints sounds like a good deal to me

If the ball joints fail catastrophically, you could lose control of
the car.

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/lower...int/index.html

Various bushings can also make squeaky noises, such as upper control
arm bushings.

Hope some of this helps.


Elliot Richmond
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 04:31 pm
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Elliot Richmond <xmrichmond@xaustin.xrr.xcom> wrote in
news:u6m5p2tjf1djoek1s38f6me5ru87tjj29k@4ax.com:

> On 27 Dec 2006 11:08:19 -0800, "hondaman@gmail.com"
><naijainc@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I have been hearing squeeky noises coming from the right side of car
>>and I took it to the mechanic. He said the lower ball bearing was bad.
>>When I push hard on the right side front fender i hear the squeeky
>>sound more. He said I should change both ball bearings. I drive about
>>80 miles a day.
>>My question are:
>>
>>What does the ball bearings do?
>>How long more can I keep driving it before I fix it.
>>Is this a big job?
>>He wants $200 for the job? is that fair? its NYC.
>>whats the worst that can happen?
>>Is this a job I can do myself?

>
> Hmmm...
>
> I do not know what the lower ball bearings are. Could you have meant
> lower ball JOINTS?
>
> US$200 to replace both lower ball joints sounds like a good deal to me
>
> If the ball joints fail catastrophically, you could lose control of
> the car.
>
> http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/lower...int/index.html
>
> Various bushings can also make squeaky noises, such as upper control
> arm bushings.
>
> Hope some of this helps.
>
>
> Elliot Richmond
> Itinerant astronomy teacher
>


could be squeeky (worn)shocks,too.

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