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It is easier to buy the whole knuckle but it costs about $100 more.
 

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what are you talking about buying the whole knuckle?! for the front bearings?!

just take the knuckle off and knock the old bearing out with a screw driver...

i have done it many times.
 

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remember to remove the snap ring on the inside of the hub before beating on the bearing, once that is removed the bearing will slide out fairly easy.
 

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well if you just have a couple hundred bucks in your pocket that you really don't need, go ahead and buy a new knuckle
 

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QUOTE ("rubyandforeman":2ii1cq0q)
its just as easy to go buy a new knuckle.

i bought bearings for 50 dollars canadian for each side, buying a new knuckle would not make it easier seeing as how the knuckle would probably not include the bearings, like most vehicle parts you still have to purchase bearings separetly, so you would basically be wasting money buying a new knuckle when one is not needed plus you have to buy the bearings and put them in. so explain to me how it would be easier?
 

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this is what he is talking about you can ither but the bearings (in the small circle) for $28.43 a side or you can get out whole knuckle assembaly already assembaled and ready to throw it in (the parts in the large circle) for $54.40 right side $53.57 left side. prices are from http://www.hondaparts-direct.com
 

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so then why spend twice the money when it takes 5 minutes to change the bearing, i don't see the point on spending an extra 25 dollars a side for 5 min of work.
 

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so then why spend twice the money when it takes 5 minutes to change the bearing, i don't see the point on spending an extra 25 dollars a side for 5 min of work.
I agree just press the new bearings in and out and your done. Save the extra money and just buy an extra set of bearings
 

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I have replaced bearings myself too, but you DO get your moneys worth buy getting a loaded knuckle. If you buy the knuckle it WILL come with bearings and seals already installed AND the lower ball joint installed. At my dealership it was 60 for just bearings and seals, the loaded knuckle was 74. Just think about it, if bought seperatly, 50~60 for bearings and seals, then 20 for ball joint and then your time putting it on. From now on I am just buying loaded knuckles.
 

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QUOTE ("Bigvick":3n9mkrhb)
I have replaced bearings myself too, but you DO get your moneys worth buy getting a loaded knuckle. If you buy the knuckle it WILL come with bearings and seals already installed AND the lower ball joint installed. At my dealership it was 60 for just bearings and seals, the loaded knuckle was 74. Just think about it, if bought seperatly, 50~60 for bearings and seals, then 20 for ball joint and then your time putting it on. From now on I am just buying loaded knuckles.
No Prob man it's just not the way I would do it because I have acsees to everyting I need to do the job at work . But why would you buy a ball joint as well . No need to change the ball joint when doing a wheel bearing
 

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thats not a bad price for all that. i don't like the honda bearings though they get water into them and it shreds them apart mine were literally dust when i replaced them.i bought the after market sealed bearings and i find that they last way longer, and for half the price.
 
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