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Hi guys, i have a 2006 rsx premium and when i start from a complete stop or come to a complete stop there is a clunk/popping noise coming from the drivers side wheel well. My guess was that it is the ball joint.

I took it to the mechanic and he confirmed that it is the ball joint that is going but in order to replace it he needs to purchase the entire assembly which includes the lower and upper control arm.. i believe this is what he said.

So he says it is going to cost me $850 for the parts which i think is a bit outrageous and i dont understand why he cannot just replace the ball joint itself. What do you guys think? Is it possible to just replace the ball joint or is it completely necessary to replace the entire assembly.

TDLR: Do i need to purchase ball joint with the LCA and UCA as an assembly for $850 or should my mechanic be able to just replace the ball joint for much cheaper?
 

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Hi guys, i have a 2006 rsx premium and when i start from a complete stop or come to a complete stop there is a clunk/popping noise coming from the drivers side wheel well. My guess was that it is the ball joint.

I took it to the mechanic and he confirmed that it is the ball joint that is going but in order to replace it he needs to purchase the entire assembly which includes the lower and upper control arm.. i believe this is what he said.

So he says it is going to cost me $850 for the parts which i think is a bit outrageous and i dont understand why he cannot just replace the ball joint itself. What do you guys think? Is it possible to just replace the ball joint or is it completely necessary to replace the entire assembly.

TDLR: Do i need to purchase ball joint with the LCA and UCA as an assembly for $850 or should my mechanic be able to just replace the ball joint for much cheaper?
There is no UCA, just a knuckle and LCA. $850 is crazy high for a ball joint replacement. Heres the ball joint im using. You press out the old one and press in these

https://www.amazon.com/Moog-K90493-Ball-Joint/dp/B000HPNVD6

Here's a link to the suspension setup and you can see even you buy everything new you still wouldnt get near $850

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/auto-...-speed-manual-engine/chassis-cat/knuckle-scat
 

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There is no UCA, just a knuckle and LCA. $850 is crazy high for a ball joint replacement. Heres the ball joint im using. You press out the old one and press in these

https://www.amazon.com/Moog-K90493-Ball-Joint/dp/B000HPNVD6

Here's a link to the suspension setup and you can see even you buy everything new you still wouldnt get near $850

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/auto-...-speed-manual-engine/chassis-cat/knuckle-scat
Thanks a lot for the great info, this helps a lot. This is the OEM part that needs to be purchased is that correct?

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/oem-p...5PTIwMDMmdD10eXBlLXMmZT02LXNwZWVkLW1hbnVhbA==
 

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Thanks a lot for the great info, this helps a lot. This is the OEM part that needs to be purchased is that correct?

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/oem-p...5PTIwMDMmdD10eXBlLXMmZT02LXNwZWVkLW1hbnVhbA==
Nope, that's the lower control arm. Unless it's broken then there's no reason to change it. If the bushings are worn on it, the you can just change the bushings.

If you don't want to just buy just the ball joint and feel more comfortable buying the whole assembly then you buy this

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/oem-p...2JnQ9YmFzZS1sZWF0aGVyJmU9NS1zcGVlZC1tYW51YWw=

Thats for the base rsx 06, if you have a type s it might be different.

But again I say just get the ball joint by itself and have it pressed in
 

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Nope, that's the lower control arm. Unless it's broken then there's no reason to change it. If the bushings are worn on it, the you can just change the bushings.

If you don't want to just buy just the ball joint and feel more comfortable buying the whole assembly then you buy this

https://www.acuraoemparts.com/oem-p...2JnQ9YmFzZS1sZWF0aGVyJmU9NS1zcGVlZC1tYW51YWw=

Thats for the base rsx 06, if you have a type s it might be different.

But again I say just get the ball joint by itself and have it pressed in
Ok thanks for all the help +rep
 

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Check this thread out:
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=661610

Long story short, 05-06 balljoints are non-serviceable if you want OEM. You have to buy the whole knuckle ASSY. Hardrace & BuddyClub offer RCA balljoints for the 05-06 but they're not recommended if you're not lowered. Cheapest option is to go with Prelude balljoints which are a direct swap and readily available since 02-04 balljoints won't work with 05-06 knuckles. I hope this helps.
 

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I had the same problem about 2 months ago I was replacing a front wheel hub system when I realized I should change out the old ball joint. I thought it would be a 40$ part but I realized you would have to purchase the whole lower arm assembly just to get the ball joint but through some crazy digging I found a thread that says you can use 1998 Honda prelude sh ball joints. And I can for sure confirm this I still have it and it still feels good no problems.


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eBay has the whole assembly for very cheap. I've always used the cheap stuff with zero issues. Usually the so called god stuff is the same, just in a nicer box.
 

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OP. What did you end up doing?

Your mechanic should be able to replace the OEM with an aftermarket ball joint. Your mechanic probably will not warrant the work due to the fact the ball joints are going to be marketed for a different chassis.

I used prelude compatible ball joints on my 06 type S without any issues. Ball joints can run you anywhere from 20 bucks to 100. Remember, you get what you pay for in some cases.
NAPA had 4 different ones to choose from. The premium ones were OE spec, while the cheapest ones had crap materials such as a cheap dust boot.

06 DC5 front knuckle with aftermarket balljoint by Corey Ganoom, on Flickr
 
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