How to Replace Front Ball Joint 01-05 Honda Civic

How to Replace Front Ball Joint 01-05 Honda Civic

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace loose, worn, or creaking ball joints. This video is applicable to the 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Honda Civic

🔧 List of tools used:
• Flat Blade Screwdriver
• Phillips Head Screwdriver
• Pry Bar
• 19mm Wrench
• 10mm Socket
• 17mm Socket
• 19mm Socket
• 32mm Socket
• Ball Joint Press
• Pickle Fork
• Needle nose pliers
• Needle nose pliers
• Snap Ring Pliers
• 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
• Ratchet
• Socket Extensions
• Torque Wrench
• Floor Jack
• Hammer
• Jack Stands
• Pick

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Jackson Cruz says:

Ball joint can be removed from hub with a 4 or 5 pound sledge.. Will save time instead of setting up the ball joint press and having to torque the screw over if you dont have air tools.

Durwood Robison says:

Very helpful video, I particuarly needed to proper positioning of the press cups. Thank you!

I_need_1_Decillion_Dollars says:

Honda Civic doesn't have tie rod ends?

Mindaugas Berteska says:

you should oil up every nut and bolt for future service ability

my5092nv says:

DO NOT try to pull out the speed sensor! Take the two 10mm bolts out that hold the wires to the frame and strut and unplug the sensor. Unless you want to replace the sensor after you break it. Trust me, I broke mine.

matthew stefels says:

Great video. I borrowed the ball joint press from the local part source (Canada). But the video showed nicely how to put it on the ball joint. Video shows nicely what it is like to work on a clean rust free car. For the rest of us… Keep at it, everything is stronger than you think.

I was also not able to get the post out of the lower control arm. I ended up cutting it with a grinder, removing the hub, the placed a metal block under the nut and hammered down in the control arm.

Brian Bejado says:

how did you pack or regrease the ball joint?

Emanoil Nita says:

Your video is very helpful, thank you very much.

LotWizzard says:

that was awsome . the quietest air impact in the world.

LotWizzard says:

would any one here recomend a penetrant of ANY kind to help loosen ball joint?

Chris Aldridge says:

I wanted to thank you for your video it helped me out alot changing my lower ball joints on my 2002 honda civic si ep3, i suggest that if you can use air tools DO IT! DONT EVEN BOTHER NOT USING AIR TOOLS! It saved me time and energy!

TheWorldWatches says:

Do you have to remove the security ring when removing the old ball joint?

william morris says:

Great video except one detail that people should realize, I noticed a grease fitting on this ball joint and that the fitting should have had a ninety degree fitting cause you will not be able to grease that joint cause of the cv axle being in the way but the ninety degree would allow you to grease that joint during maintenance.

YoStu says:

Replacing it for some old Ford was a breeze, just drill out the rivets from control arm and undo the nut from the hub (plenty of room for tool btw.). Install new balljoint using bolts and nuts for rivet holes. Why can't it be as simple for all cars, engineers don't seem to think about making maintenance easy anymore.

Portland Sstar says:

At 13:52

Will Jacobs says:

I keep having to change my ball joints on the passenger side, it is beyond annoying.

BrianWaderdrums says:

At 5min mark. To remove the ball joint remove the clip. Maybe the one on there didn't have one. Toward end he puts on a new clip.

Don Baker says:

Excellent video, thank you!

Jose Garcia says:

fudge this it is hell taking the ball joint off the lower control arm theres to much gap at the forks

Garner/White says:

Curious – The video shows the brake rotor still on when replacing the ball joint. Later, when you install the final product, you have to put on the brake rotor. At what point did you remove the rotor and why – unless this is part of 2 different videos?

OfficerMike07 says:

I'm cross-referencing this video with a service manual I found. At 9:32, the video says the torque for the strut bolts is 116 lb-ft. The service manual I have says 76 lb-ft. Can you confirm the torque spec for these bolts? 01 Civic LX sedan. Great video, thanks!

charlie dee says:

Remove the axle nut holding the hub with a pry bar through the studs. Not in Michigan. Took putting the car back on the ground with a 4 foot pipe on the end of a big breaker bar.

8000RPM says:

Hmmmmmm, You need a 90 degree grease fitting…… There is no way to grease a straight grease fitting. Otherwise, this is a superb video!

untissify says:

Excellent video.

fabian gomez says:

at the 7 min mark where you press the ball joint in, is where I'm stuck. I'm using the exact same press and adapters and 2 expensive Moog BJ's have gotten crushed at the thread ends now by following this method. I'm not sure what I do wrong. the BJ is perfectly centered and I'm doing this by hand no air tools. do I need to use the longer BJ adapter?

Sanchez Fran says:

what about the tab u punched out of the axle nut, is it a tab on the nut itself or a piece i have to replace ? good vid tho…

mwbauer says:

hey guys. I'm currently working on an 02 civic si and I'm not seeing a video on removal of inner tie rod ends. Also, how do you unstuck a lock nut from the inner?

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