Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2009, 04:35 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chesterton, IN
Posts: 339
iTrader: (1)
zbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to zbucy
Icon8 broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

well, my car was steering all funny and pulling like crazy, so i took her home and jacked her up in the garage and checked out what was going on. The lower ball joint on the left side cracked around where the threads are and the nut was ALMOST OFF. So, i'm going to pick a new one up from Autozone for $44 in a couple hours and i will probably replace it tomorrow.

Has anyone else ever replaced one of these? if so, do you have any helpful hints to get me though this easier? im not the most mechanically inclined luder in the world, and any help is greatly appreciated :)
__________________
[/SIGPIC]01 SH BB6
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2009, 05:03 PM
twokexlv6coupe's Avatar
little green ghouls, buddy!!
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: kitten mittens
Posts: 17,844
iTrader: (9)
twokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to twokexlv6coupe
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

can't be a coincidence....
http://www.preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=15570




fukkk honda BJ's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________

1995 Honda Prelude SE Turbo; 250whp, 275wtq @ 10psi Soldddd!!!

2000 Acura TL; DD
2005 Stage2.5+ Subaru WRB STi : RzKar!
Ivey Tuned - Advan - Cobb - Rallispec - CP - Perrin - ACT - KillerB - Carillo - TurboXS - Defi - Innovate - Walbro - DeatschWerks - Feal - H&R - Alpine - Infiniti - Curt

2001 Kawasaki STX1100 D.I. - Sold!
2007 Sea-Doo RXT 215; ET 127 +3 S/C impeller, DIY 3" intake, DIY resonator delete/free flow exhaust, DIY oil catch can, Rule 500gph bilge pump


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brash View Post
But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chesterton, IN
Posts: 339
iTrader: (1)
zbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to zbucy
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

wow, seriously. im glad mine didnt epically fail like your mom's did though...
__________________
[/SIGPIC]01 SH BB6
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:07 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chesterton, IN
Posts: 339
iTrader: (1)
zbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to zbucy
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

BUMP for help...thinking im going to work on this today maybe
__________________
[/SIGPIC]01 SH BB6
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:08 PM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

the page with the writeup is dead so:

rent a ball joint press/front end service kit from advance auto

you'll have to take the axle out too

there is a bearing dust sheild/ring in the hub that kind of blocks the ball joint from coming out, you have to pry that out with a screw driver

then you have to get the snap ring off of the bj(hardest part IMO), a snap ring plier is helpful but make sure it opens wide enough, if not you'll have to work it and then use a screw driver to finish the job

then you take a sledge hammer and a socket or pipe that fits around the threads and pound the bj out.

then press the new bj in with the bj press that comes in the kit

dont forget the new snap ring

put everything back together, dont forget to put the bearing shield back in

torque everything to what it is supposed to be

while your at it replace both lower ball joints and check all the other ones

im pretty sure thats everything

im low on rep so if your ever bored or something just send some my way

Last edited by hojemwod; 02-03-2009 at 12:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chesterton, IN
Posts: 339
iTrader: (1)
zbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to zbucy
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

thanks! sounds like im in for a lot more than i thought i was
__________________
[/SIGPIC]01 SH BB6
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:15 PM
twokexlv6coupe's Avatar
little green ghouls, buddy!!
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: kitten mittens
Posts: 17,844
iTrader: (9)
twokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to twokexlv6coupe
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

even if you didn't imply you were low on rep, i was gonna do it anyway. good job gury
__________________

1995 Honda Prelude SE Turbo; 250whp, 275wtq @ 10psi Soldddd!!!

2000 Acura TL; DD
2005 Stage2.5+ Subaru WRB STi : RzKar!
Ivey Tuned - Advan - Cobb - Rallispec - CP - Perrin - ACT - KillerB - Carillo - TurboXS - Defi - Innovate - Walbro - DeatschWerks - Feal - H&R - Alpine - Infiniti - Curt

2001 Kawasaki STX1100 D.I. - Sold!
2007 Sea-Doo RXT 215; ET 127 +3 S/C impeller, DIY 3" intake, DIY resonator delete/free flow exhaust, DIY oil catch can, Rule 500gph bilge pump


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brash View Post
But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chesterton, IN
Posts: 339
iTrader: (1)
zbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nicezbucy is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to zbucy
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

rep'd :) thanks again
__________________
[/SIGPIC]01 SH BB6
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Mdtdnb's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs! MAD COLD!
Posts: 1,459
iTrader: (2)
Mdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond reputeMdtdnb has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Mdtdnb Send a message via Yahoo to Mdtdnb
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

I was thinking this was about the axle cv joint for some reason...obviously not, so now I am going to ask, where exactly are the ball joints located?
__________________

sig # 2 by OceanBorn


Member #28 of the BB Squad

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyznutz View Post
You can NEVER have too many tools.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brash22 View Post
Custom plates are gay.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
I try not to hang around people that seem like that, because lets face it you can tell by Oreilys flame decals on their cars from a mile away
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:26 PM
twokexlv6coupe's Avatar
little green ghouls, buddy!!
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: kitten mittens
Posts: 17,844
iTrader: (9)
twokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to twokexlv6coupe
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

they're on the top and bottom of the steering knuckles, holding the UCA's and LCA's on, respectively.
__________________

1995 Honda Prelude SE Turbo; 250whp, 275wtq @ 10psi Soldddd!!!

2000 Acura TL; DD
2005 Stage2.5+ Subaru WRB STi : RzKar!
Ivey Tuned - Advan - Cobb - Rallispec - CP - Perrin - ACT - KillerB - Carillo - TurboXS - Defi - Innovate - Walbro - DeatschWerks - Feal - H&R - Alpine - Infiniti - Curt

2001 Kawasaki STX1100 D.I. - Sold!
2007 Sea-Doo RXT 215; ET 127 +3 S/C impeller, DIY 3" intake, DIY resonator delete/free flow exhaust, DIY oil catch can, Rule 500gph bilge pump


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brash View Post
But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2009, 12:32 PM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
Re: broken lower ball joint (front, left) [Help!]

thank you both for the rep!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
REAR LOWER BALL JOINT THE SAME AS THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT?? starbai 4th Gen Honda Prelude 7 09-24-2008 01:34 PM
Upper Ball Joint :( MN4thGEN General Tech Talk 13 09-20-2008 05:13 PM
I Need LInk To Lower Ball Joint Tutorial hojemwod 4th Gen Honda Prelude 2 09-15-2008 08:56 PM
ball joint question jon12001 4th Gen Honda Prelude 13 08-26-2008 12:59 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.