Control Arm Front Lower Left
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Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left

Part No. 520-231 Warranty Details  

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Rigorously tested by a team of product and quality engineers, our Control Arm & Ball Joint Assembly is designed for passenger safety. Our industry-leading evaluation process ensures a smooth ride.

Product Features:
  • Ball joints and bushings included for a complete installation, saving time and labor (where applicable)
  • Direct replacement for a trouble-free installation
  • Steel, iron or aluminum construction ensures durability
  • Powder-coated or painted for long-lasting rust and corrosion resistance
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Ball Joint Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Mounting Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Stud Type:Pinch Bolt
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Steel
Control Arm Type:Stamped
Grease Fitting Included:No
Pre-Greased:Yes

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DriveworksControl Arm Front Lower Left
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Fit perfect, nice looking product

By 

from Flat Rock, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cost Effective
  • Exact Fit
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

      It fit my Focus ZX3 perfectly. This was much easier and more cost effective than grinding rivets and replacing the factory ball joint. You'll also want to look closely at the rear bushings. The rear bushings are common to wear with mileage and will cause odd tire wear and steering wander despite the ball joints and tie rods feeling tight.

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      4.0

      Fit great.

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      from NY

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      Pros

      • Great fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

          Fit the car just like the original. Three bolts a hammer and a chisel and had it changed. Got a good price ordering online and picking it up.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Exact replacement part

          By 

          from Greenfield, In

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

            Just what we needed and in stock at my store.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Poor Quality Control

            By 

            from Ashland, Ne.

            Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

            Passenger side installed O.K. Driver side bushing bolt opening not drilled to correct size (opening too small). Now I will waste an hour driving 20 miles to Advance to exchange for one with the correct size bolt hole.

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            4.0

            Control arm was of good value

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            from Fort Wayne, Indiana

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

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                Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

                THe control arm was identical to the OEM. Assembly was easy and fit was good.

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                4.0

                The part looks good...have not installed

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                from Clinton, MD

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Driveworks Control Arm Front Lower Left:

                  LIFETIME WARRANTY, need I say more?!!
                  Looks good..materials use do not look bad quality...can say more after installing it...

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                  • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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                  • Q:

                    Is this driver side or passanger side?
                    Asked on 8/30/2012 by frankiee from bloomsburg, pa

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Dorman - OE Solutions Control Arm Front Lower Left (Part# 520-231) is for driver side. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/30/2012 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what tools and size would be needed for installation.
                    Asked on 9/24/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The tools needed to install control arm are breaker bar, 17mm hex or smaller bigger depending on your year for the axle bolt, ball joint removal tool, wrench set, some air tools, Pb blaster or any other bolt rust breaker spray and Torque wrench.

                      Answered on 9/26/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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