Diagnosis of either bad "CV joint" or bad "ball joint"

Tiny
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  • 2004 HONDA CRV
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 320,000 MILES
There is a knocking noise coming from the front wheel area when I travel on a bumpy road or go over speed humps etc. It has gradually gotten worse since I had the clutch replaced a few weeks ago. Where the mechanics had to drop engine to access gearbox and clutch, would they have needed to also remove the front suspension and ball joints, CV joints etc?
The noise does not occur when cornering unless its a bumpy corner.
How do I tell whether its the CV Joint or the Ball Joints that need replacing? One of the boots on my CV Joint is also broken but the noise seems to come from both sides on the front.
It now also has a bad vibration at the steering wheel when going above 90 km/h and its 10 times worse when going 120 km/h.

Vehicle listed above: RD24 AWD
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 1:39 AM

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Tiny
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Also can somebody please help me out with downloadable copy of the Workshop Repair Manual for my car listed above?
VIN- JHLRD77804C206710
Thanks in advance.
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
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Good morning,

Yes, they had the front suspension system disconnected for the job.

If the noise was not there prior to the repair, then return the car to the repair station and have them check there work.

It could be a ball joint, strut, loose control arm among many other possibilities.

As far as the axle boots, I would replace the axles anyway.

If you google for the manual, there are many online but they are all aftermarket manuals.

If you want the actual Honda manual, you need to go to the parts department at a Honda dealership and purchase it from them.

Roy
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 2:54 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply Roy, the noise was slightly there prior to getting new clutch installed but since I got it back about 3 weeks ago the noise has gradually got worse, so not to sure if they will repair it for free. They really should have told me at the time of repair if they seen anything that needed replacing shouldn't they?
I was actually chasing a free online copy of a manual if possible, it doesn't really matter if it is aftermarket or not they just come in handy when doing any repairs.
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
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Okay, just Google your car for a service manual and there are many options such as Haynes, Mitchel and many others.

Roy
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 5:55 AM
Tiny
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Did you respond? I got an email but nothing showed up.

Roy
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
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I think the bushes on both of my Front Lower Control Arm's might be the reason my front end knocks loudly when I go over a bump, what do you think? Anybody know where I can buy cheapest "Front (L+R) Lower Control Arm with Bushes + Ball Joint already installed? I am after the complete part that's ready to install without stuffing around so I can do the install myself. (Picture is with car jacked up off the ground)
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I found the parts at rock auto.

I attached the list of arms and prices. This would be the easiest and cheapest for you.

Roy
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Sunday, November 10th, 2019 AT 4:34 AM

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