Control Arm Front Upper Left
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Driveworks Control Arm Front Upper Left

Part No. 520-287 Warranty  

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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 Attachment Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Stud Type:Threaded
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Steel
Control Arm Type:Stamped
Grease Fittings Included:No
Greased:Yes
Location:Front Upper

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large cars (3)
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    4.0

    Nice Product

    By John

    from Brookings, SD

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

      Very good product and very simple to install.

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      • No

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      4.0

      I installed both arms in a few hours

      By Gooch

      from Frederick, MD

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        The part I removed from the car used 18mm and 21mm bolts. The new piece used 18mm and 22mm bolts. The new part I installed on the passenger side used 18mm 21mm and 22mm bolts. Considering how important these parts are on the car, I would have expected more consistency in the manufacturing. Overall, the part seems to work well, just wondering why the manufacturer would use different sized bolts and not be consistant from the driver side to passenger side part. Just be prepared that you may need to buy an extra socket/tool to use this piece.

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        4.0

        Easier than changing the ball joint

        By Mike in NKY

        from Florence, KY

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          Had previously replaced the upper ball joint and the boot split. Replacing the whole arm was not that much more expensive. Only unknown is how durable it is

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          4.0

          Easy install, great part! Recommended

          By garydangil

          from Wyandotte, Michigan

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

            I replaced my driver side upper control arm/ball joint and lower. Easy to get to upper/control arm and replace. Looks just like the old part. Perfect fit!

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            • Q:

              What is the country of origin of this part?

              Thank you.
              Asked on 9/12/2014 by mk3ar15 from ny, ny

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Thank you for contacting us! Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Our suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part.

                Answered on 9/14/2014 by Solomon
            • Q:

              on my 03 exploer 4.0 do i have to remove the rotors to change ball joint (upper control arm)?
              Asked on 8/21/2013 by mechanic when i have to from wisconsin

              1 answer

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                A:

                With reference to your inquiry on the Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 520-287 there is no need to remove the rotor while replacing the Control arm and ball joint however you may need a special ball joint removal/installation tool for this installation. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 8/23/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
            • Q:

              What is the torque spec for the ball joint on a dorman 520-287.
              Asked on 4/28/2012 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                Answered on 5/2/2012 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              the hardware that come with this product the nuts for the ball joint and mounting studs fit or should u get new from dealer. and should the center bar freely spin when its new?
              Asked on 4/1/2012 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Dorman - OE Solutions Control Arm Front Upper Left with Part No. 520-287 come with required nuts. You will just have to Bolt-off/bolt-on and install it and it will rotate freely.

                Answered on 4/2/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
            • Q:

              Hello, Does the suspension control arm by Dorman come pre greased from manufacturer?
              Asked on 1/10/2012 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes, this Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm (Part No. 520-287) by Dorman comes pre greased from the manufacturer.

                Answered on 1/11/2012 by Dennis from AAP
            • Q:

              Does this part come with a new castle nut and cotter pin?
              Asked on 9/24/2011 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes, they come with new castle pin and cotter nut.

                Answered on 9/27/2011 by Dennis from AAP
            • Q:

              Hello
              Can you freight these to Australia.
              Thanks Dale
              Asked on 9/2/2010 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                Currently at this time we do not ship outside of the United States.

                Answered on 9/2/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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