The hub and spindle are not the same thing. The spindle is connected to the upper and lower ball joints, as well as the outer tie rod end, and the hub / bearing assembly is planted onto the spindle. You need to replace the ball joint and the part with the mating hole that got wobbled out, which is the spindle.
The terminology is confusing because many years ago the spindle included the horizontal shaft the inner and outer bearings sat on that supported the rotor or drum. We still call it the spindle, but the wheel bearing and hub assembly is a separate part bolted onto the spindle.
New ball joints are fairly inexpensive, but I'd go to a salvage yard for the spindle. As long as it comes from a vehicle that wasn't crashed on that side, the spindle is a very low-failure item, so it will be easy to get a good used one. No need to spend many times more bucks at the dealership for a new one.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:35 PM