98 Accord - front ball joints are bad before original front brake pads?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Cris Fuhrman, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Cris Fuhrman

    Cris Fuhrman Guest


    I have a '98 Honda Accord with just 60K miles. Took it for an oil
    change and the garage told me I need to replace both front ball joints
    (and have an alignment). I don't really know the mechanic well enough
    to trust him, so I'm unsure. I've decided not to have it done for now,
    and will have it checked elsewhere.

    In the mean time, can someone with experience tell me if it is likely
    with a '98 Accord that the ball joints go bad before the brake pads?
    They are the *original* pads.


    Cris Fuhrman, Sep 21, 2004

  2. 60K seems "mite bit" early for ball joints on a Honda and any modern
    vehicle for that matter...
    Grumpy au Contraire, Sep 21, 2004
  3. Cris Fuhrman

    Bill Guest

    I'd get a second opinion. Sounds too soon for "normal" roads/driving.
    Bill, Sep 21, 2004
  4. Cris Fuhrman

    SoCalMike Guest

    what garage? midas? pep boys?
    unless youre noticing uneven tire wear, or pulling to one side, or
    wandering, theyre probably full of it. and how would you know they even
    did the job, anyway?
    nah. some never need new ball joints. ive got 47k on the OEM pads and
    rear shoes, and they look like i have at least 50% left.
    SoCalMike, Sep 22, 2004
  5. Cris Fuhrman

    ravelation Guest

    (Cris Fuhrman)
    Did he tell you you needed a Johnson Rod too? ;)

    Get a second opinion.
    ravelation, Sep 22, 2004
  6. Cris Fuhrman

    Digiti Guest

    There is a recall on the 1998 Accord for replacement of the lower balljoint.
    Check it out with Honda.
    Digiti, Sep 22, 2004
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