that the ball joints are ok right now but both boots are torn. So I have the extended warranty through honda and I am wondering if they would just replace the boots or the whole thing? Obviously I dont want just the boots replaced because road gunk has already gunked up the joints and its only a matter of time that the joints are bad. Also what this local shop found was a sway bar link has some play and the wheel bearings are bad. ugghhhhhh But I did find what the annoying rattling noise is. Some flange on the exhaust has seized and wont allow it to flex so its the whole exhaust rattling as I hit a bump or go down a dirt road. He said the exhaust isnt bad but to fix it I am looking at 800+. Yeah right, I'll deal with it.