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05-21-2019 04:33 AM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by seoking View Post
Even I am confused, LOL. Do let me know if you find something man.

Regards.


We have upper and lower balljoints in the front and rear of the vehicle. Uppers being on the upper control arm, and lowers being on the knuckle assembly.
05-21-2019 04:32 AM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by akos512k View Post
So.. I have a rear upper ball joint disassembled, and the outer diameter was 33,4 mm. Thats same like front
That's interesting.

What model do you have? I've used different part numbers for the uppers due to the size difference.
05-15-2019 07:14 PM
seoking
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Originally Posted by slide9595 View Post
I thought the rears didn't have lower ball joints but lower control arms. I'm a little confused now


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Even I am confused, LOL. Do let me know if you find something man.

Regards.
03-25-2019 12:43 PM
akos512k So.. I have a rear upper ball joint disassembled, and the outer diameter was 33,4 mm. Thats same like front
03-25-2019 08:39 AM
slide9595 I thought the rears didn't have lower ball joints but lower control arms. I'm a little confused now









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03-13-2019 05:06 AM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by akos512 View Post
And the rear upper arms, has the same balljoint like the front upper arms too?
They are different balljoints in the uppers. One being larger than the other.
03-09-2019 04:27 PM
akos512 And the rear upper arms, has the same balljoint like the front upper arms too?
08-06-2015 11:18 AM
BChadbb6
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Originally Posted by Wing8806 View Post
I just tapped it with a rubber mallet from the backside on the studs - you don't have to remove the heat shield and all, but it does make it easier.








I'm going to look around for alternative kits, but this worked fine.


ahh autozone had "OEM" brand i believe in a red box. powerbuilt stuff seems to work pretty well in my experience.


Milkman, just whack it on the side with a hammer or if you hit the studs thread the nuts back on a few threads to protect them and do a criss cross pattern with a hammer. it'll come off.
08-06-2015 04:48 AM
Milkman42
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Originally Posted by Wing8806 View Post
I just tapped it with a rubber mallet from the backside on the studs - you don't have to remove the heat shield and all, but it does make it easier.

That's what I figured. I'll give it another go after work today. Gave it a good dousing of PB blaster so hopefully that helps. It looks pretty well fused on though...
08-05-2015 10:43 PM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by Milkman42 View Post
how do you get the spindle off? i removed the 4 rear nuts but it's really on there. do you have to take the axle nut and bearing housing off? i thought that would all come off as one.
I just tapped it with a rubber mallet from the backside on the studs - you don't have to remove the heat shield and all, but it does make it easier.



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Originally Posted by BChadbb6 View Post
i mean the autozone adapter kit for honda. anyway, this clarification isn't worth this much trouble lol. the clamp works just fine. do you know what brand the honda kit you got is?



I'm going to look around for alternative kits, but this worked fine.
08-05-2015 05:04 PM
Milkman42 how do you get the spindle off? i removed the 4 rear nuts but it's really on there. do you have to take the axle nut and bearing housing off? i thought that would all come off as one.
07-30-2015 10:38 AM
Wing8806 You have to search by part number for the lower joints alone. They are only available due to a service bulletin. Most don't even know they are available, including most parts departments.

Complete knuckle assemblies are available, as well as individual boots etc
07-30-2015 08:55 AM
BChadbb6
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Originally Posted by jvlude23 View Post
I've been wondering this for a while now, I feel like I'm missing something. I've read this before and in the disclaimer and also post #24 it says that you can only get the ball joints from Honda by purchasing the whole knuckle. I tried entering the part number for the ball joint kits on majestic Honda and I was able to add them to the cart and checkout (I didn't submit the order).



If someone can clarify if these can be purchased separately or not it would be greatly appreciated
Jv, were you able to find them just doing the catagorized search or did you just enter the part numbers somewhere? I looked just out of curiousity and can only find the whole knuckle and then ball joint boots seperate.
07-29-2015 07:19 PM
preludenight19925 No problem! I think that question can be answer in the beginning of this forum somewhere lol.
07-29-2015 06:54 PM
jvlude23 Awesome, thank you! And yes, no need for 6 of the same ball joint haha should be just 2 of those kits for front and back and 2 of the radius rod ball joints and 2 castlenuts (for type-sh) because those don't come in kits I'm guessing.
07-29-2015 06:37 PM
preludenight19925 You can buy them separately if you want. the part number 04510-SL5-000, brings 2 new axle nuts with 2 new ball joints so if you buy three kits your going to have 6 new axle nuts and 6 new ball joints lol, if you don't want that just buy 2 kits and you'll be set. The part number to just buy the ball joint separate is 51220-s30-n21 but I say the kit is better.
07-29-2015 05:17 PM
jvlude23 I've been wondering this for a while now, I feel like I'm missing something. I've read this before and in the disclaimer and also post #24 it says that you can only get the ball joints from Honda by purchasing the whole knuckle. I tried entering the part number for the ball joint kits on majestic Honda and I was able to add them to the cart and checkout (I didn't submit the order).



If someone can clarify if these can be purchased separately or not it would be greatly appreciated
07-29-2015 01:06 PM
BChadbb6
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Originally Posted by Wing8806 View Post
As I said above, the basic c clamp style kit (same as an autozone kit...but cheaper because i got it at harbor freight...) in conjunction with the honda kit I purchased off amazon....

Which you said did not work


Indeed works.

I'm too lazy to do quotes via mobile
i mean the autozone adapter kit for honda. anyway, this clarification isn't worth this much trouble lol. the clamp works just fine. do you know what brand the honda kit you got is?
07-29-2015 10:51 AM
Wing8806 As I said above, the basic c clamp style kit (same as an autozone kit...but cheaper because i got it at harbor freight...) in conjunction with the honda kit I purchased off amazon....

Which you said did not work


Indeed works.

I'm too lazy to do quotes via mobile
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
BChadbb6 The autozone kit?
07-28-2015 07:50 PM
Wing8806 Tried after work today in conjunction with your typical c-clamp style press kit.




Worked fine for me
07-28-2015 10:56 AM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by BChadbb6 View Post
NOPE. they definitely don't. it works to press them in, but the cup isn't big enough to press the old one out into it. when I noticed it actually said Honda on the box I was real annoyed.
I can get them out no issue. My concern is putting them in without damaging the balljoint. Thats why I got the kit.
07-28-2015 07:05 AM
BChadbb6
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Originally Posted by Wing8806 View Post
The kits from autozone don't seem to fit. I purchased a Honda specific kit off amazon but have yet to actually use it.

NOPE. they definitely don't. it works to press them in, but the cup isn't big enough to press the old one out into it. when I noticed it actually said Honda on the box I was real annoyed.
07-27-2015 08:52 PM
Wing8806
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Originally Posted by Milkman42 View Post
what did you use to press it in? will a ball joint press kit from autozone work? or did you use the tool in this thread? https://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...highlight=ball
The kits from autozone don't seem to fit. I purchased a Honda specific kit off amazon but have yet to actually use it.
07-27-2015 02:59 PM
Milkman42 what did you use to press it in? will a ball joint press kit from autozone work? or did you use the tool in this thread? https://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...highlight=ball
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