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Old 14 Mar 2008, 08:25 am
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Default Ball Joints, Honda Civic EX

I have a 1998 Honda Civic EX 4-Door. I've owned it since June 1998. Right
now, I'm at 195,800 miles.

Recently, after doing an oil pan replacement, the dealer addressed the
squeaking and noise I have by telling me that my for my lower ball joints,
the boot has cracked. Should I simply replace the boot or have the boot
AND the ball joints replaced?

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Old 14 Mar 2008, 08:46 am
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Default Re: Ball Joints, Honda Civic EX

warlock162 wrote:
> I have a 1998 Honda Civic EX 4-Door. I've owned it since June 1998. Right
> now, I'm at 195,800 miles.
>
> Recently, after doing an oil pan replacement, the dealer addressed the
> squeaking and noise I have by telling me that my for my lower ball joints,
> the boot has cracked. Should I simply replace the boot or have the boot
> AND the ball joints replaced?
>



replace the whole joint. now they've been running without lube for a
while, they will be starting to seize, hence the squeaking. you don't
want this to happen:
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/lower...int/index.html

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Old 14 Mar 2008, 09:40 am
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Default Re: Ball Joints, Honda Civic EX

warlock162 wrote:
> I have a 1998 Honda Civic EX 4-Door. I've owned it since June 1998. Right
> now, I'm at 195,800 miles.
>
> Recently, after doing an oil pan replacement, the dealer addressed the
> squeaking and noise I have by telling me that my for my lower ball joints,
> the boot has cracked. Should I simply replace the boot or have the boot
> AND the ball joints replaced?
>

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You didn't describe the 'noise'.

Keep in mind it could also be your sway bar links. They will 'clack'
when you go over uneven ground, like curbs, and can squeak too.

www.slhondaparts.com has diagrams and part numbers

'Curly'
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Old 14 Mar 2008, 12:53 pm
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On 3/14/08 7:25 AM, in article
98df4941d8e4bc3119021a0f5cd7918b@loc...o utautos.com, "warlock162"
<bray@dwsd.org> wrote:

> I have a 1998 Honda Civic EX 4-Door. I've owned it since June 1998. Right
> now, I'm at 195,800 miles.
>
> Recently, after doing an oil pan replacement, the dealer addressed the
> squeaking and noise I have by telling me that my for my lower ball joints,
> the boot has cracked. Should I simply replace the boot or have the boot
> AND the ball joints replaced?
>
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If they are already making noise, they are shot. Assuming your mechanic
correctly identified the ball joints as the source of the noise, its too
late to just replace the boots.

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Old 15 Mar 2008, 01:18 pm
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Default Re: Ball Joints, Honda Civic EX

it's definitely the lower ball joints. i know the very noise he's talking
about. get it fixed immediately or else you may need a tow truck and alot
more than balls joints. you can just do the side thats squeeking without
replacing the other side but the other side may go bad soon to.

-jeff
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>I have a 1998 Honda Civic EX 4-Door. I've owned it since June 1998. Right
> now, I'm at 195,800 miles.
>
> Recently, after doing an oil pan replacement, the dealer addressed the
> squeaking and noise I have by telling me that my for my lower ball joints,
> the boot has cracked. Should I simply replace the boot or have the boot
> AND the ball joints replaced?
>
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 12:15 pm
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Curly,

You mentioned www.slhondaparts.com out of San Leadro, CA.

However, I use www.hondaautomotiveparts.com, out of Rhode Island. I used
this one due to its proximity to me in Michigan.

Your website, is information well received.

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