Replaces

2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid Front Lower Ball Joint Driver or Passenger Side

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Location: Lower
  • Side Location: Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # 51220S5A003

  • New

This replacement ball joint is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!

Specifications:

  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Mounts to Steering Knuckle
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 51210-S5A-J20, 51210-S5A-J30, 51215-S5A-J20, 51215-S5A-J30, 51220-S5A-003, 51220-S5A-305, 51210S5AJ20, 51210S5AJ30, 51215S5AJ20, 51215S5AJ30, 51220S5A003, 51220S5A305
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Worn ball joints can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace loose or worn ball joints with our quality replacement.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:51)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Hub Nut (1:22)
    • Insert a tapered punch into the punched slit between the retainer and nut
    • Tap the punch to separate the nut
    • Remove the 32mm nut axle nut with a pry bar and breaker bar
  3. Removing the Caliper (1:48)
    • Remove the 17mm bolts from the caliper bracket
    • Remove the caliper and caliper brackets assembly from the rotor
    • Hand the caliper with a wire tie or bungee
  4. Separating the Ball Joint (2:34)
    • Bend the cotter pin tab out with needle nose pliers
    • Pry the cotter pin out
    • Remove the 17mm castle nut on the bottom of the ball joint
    • Tap up with a hammer to release the ball joint
    • Use a pickle fork to separate the ball joint if needed
  5. Removing the Spindle (3:42)
    • Remove the 22mm bolts from the bottom of the strut
    • Unbolt the wheel speed sensor with a 10mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the sensor with a pair of pliers
    • Tap the center of the CV axle
    • Pull the axle out of the spindle
  6. Removing the Ball Joint (4:56)
    • Insert the cup of the press over the cup of the ball joint
    • Press the jig onto the ball
    • Press the lower cup onto the jib
    • Install the press onto the tools
    • Using a 22mm socket with a breaker bar, tighten down on the press
    • Remove the ball joint
  7. Installing the Ball Joint (6:38)
    • Insert the ball joint into the spindle
    • Insert the larger cup onto the bottom of the ball joint
    • Insert the small cup onto the bottom of the larger cup
    • Install the press onto the top of the ball joint and the lower cups
    • Tighten the press until the ball joint bottoms out
    • Insert the snap ring onto the base of the ball joint with needle nose or snap ring pliers
    • Remove the 19mm castle nut from the ball joints
  8. Installing the Spindle (8:39)
    • Insert the lower ball joint into the control arm
    • Line up and press the CV Axle into the hub
    • Insert the 22mm bolts (head facing front of car) into the bottom of the strut
    • Torque the strut bolts to 116 foot-pounds with a 19mm wrench on the bolt side
  9. Installing the Hub Nut (8:34)
    • Insert the hub nut into place
    • Torque the 32mm hub nut to 134 foot-pounds with a breaker bar to keep the hub still
    • Dent the outer ring on the axle nut into the keeper groove with a hammer and pick
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the wheel speed sensor
  10. Installing the Hub Nut (9:57)
    • Insert the hub nut into place
    • Torque the 32mm hub nut to 134 foot-pounds with a breaker bar to keep the hub still
    • Dent the outer ring on the axle nut into the keeper groove with a hammer and pick
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the wheel speed sensor
  11. Installing the Ball Joint (11:00)
    • Align the castle nut with the windows on the control arm
    • Torque the castle nut to 43-50 foot-pounds
    • Insert the cotter pin into nut
    • Bend the cotter pin underneath
  12. Reinstalling the Brake Caliper (11:58)
    • Insert the brake rotor into place
    • Tighten the Number 2 Phillips screw to the brake rotor
    • Spread the pads and insert the caliper into place
    • Tighten the 17mm caliper bolts
    • Torque the caliper bolts to 80 foot-pounds
  13. Reattaching the Wheel (13:08)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the 19mm lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Pick
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Snap Ring Pliers
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 32mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Pickle Fork

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

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How-to Video:

(13:53 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Pick
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Snap Ring Pliers
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 32mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Pickle Fork

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # 51220S5A003

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001 Honda Civic Front Lower Ball Joint Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2002-2005 Honda Civic Front Lower Ball Joint Driver or Passenger Side (excluding SI Models)
  • 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid Front Lower Ball Joint Driver or Passenger Side
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