What is an Spindle Knuckle?

A steering knuckle is a part which includes the wheel hub or spindle, and attaches to the suspension. It is also called a steering knuckle, spindle, upright or hub.

The spindle knuckle serves as a stabilization mechanism.

How much does a used Spindle usually cost?

The cost of a used spindle can be $30-$50 in certain domestic or older vehicles and can be as expensive as $400-$600 for makes like Mercedes and Jaguar.


Vehicle Rebuilt/New Recycled Savings
2000 Hyundai Elantra $219.00 $25.00 $194.00
2010 Chevy Camero $278.00 $35.00 $248.00
2002 BMW 325i $414.00 $50.00 $364.00
2004 Dodge 2500 $267.00 $30.00 $237.00
1995 Ford Explorer $233.00 $25.00 $208.00
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee $481.00 $45.00 $486.00

Things to keep in mind when buying

If your vehicles is a front wheel drive, make sure the sales person checks the bearings in the hub to make sure they have not been contaminated by water, or rust or excessive play. Also there can be a “roaring” noise when they are turned in the event there is excessive wear on the bearings.

Installation Tips

If RWD be sure to lubricate the bearings in the brake rotor before installing. If there are any rubber parts or seals that can be replaced, do so.

Ongoing maintenance

Have these items inspected when changing or inspecting breaks according to your vehicles maintenance schedule.