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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K5331 Warranty Details  

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Driveworks chassis parts help to eliminate front-end vibration, shimmy and unsafe handling. Driveworks chassis parts meet OE specifications, help ensure improved steering response and reduce tire wear.

Product Features:
  • Forged housing provides exceptional strength and durability
  • Oxidation film on the surface of the metal protects against corrosion
  • Phosphated ball stud provides a smooth, durable and wear-resistant surface to extend service life
  • Premium Polychloroprene rubber boots are fitted with grease relief valves to prevent contamination
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Arm and Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Bolt Quantity:3
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:Yes
Material:45#Steel:50=H 40Cr:39=H Others:11=H
Stem Thread Diameter:M12*1.75
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked great

This ball joint is not as good as the Moog brand but will suffice for now. The driveworks brand ball joint is made out of plastic as the Moog is made out of metal....Read complete review

This ball joint is not as good as the Moog brand but will suffice for now. The driveworks brand ball joint is made out of plastic as the Moog is made out of metal. If you want the ball joint to last longer you should probably consider purchasing the Moog brand instaed of the Driveworks brand. This went on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT which has 237000 miles on it. Since this vehichle has so many miles on it I decided to go with the cheper version ball joint instead. If it goes bad I can always put another one on it for about the same price. All in all this is a good ball joint.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs info on modifations to be exact f

This is suppose to be an exact fit, but the bolts, and bolt holes are a bigger size, which means if you use the old bolts they are sloppy in the holes, so...Read complete review

This is suppose to be an exact fit, but the bolts, and bolt holes are a bigger size, which means if you use the old bolts they are sloppy in the holes, so what choice do you have but to drill the holes out in the lower arm, After about a half hour of trying to figure out why I could not line up the holes, I dropped the bolt and picked up one of the old bolts and it fell right in. This is a pain because it is hard to get at in less the car is on a lift, and needless to say I hit the cv boot with the drill, now I have to replace that.

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1.0

DO IT YOUR SELF BALL JOINT WARNING: CAN CAUSE DEADLY ACCDENT

By 

from Denver, Colorado

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

this is extreamly cheep way to shighn a deth certifacate. under winter conditions will snap the control arm due to removal of stock part. safer is better i would of rather pay for the large part then risk a clints life. customer bumped in to curb after hitting large pot hole and snaped two replacement bolts right out. if clint was i high speeds with two large pot holes it with out a doubt would have resulted in multipel deaths. vehicle had to be recived and deliverd to shop on flat bed tow truck. replaced parts from damge : lower control arm , knuckle joint , 2 inner and outer tie rod , 2 hub and barreing, shock , tier and rim ,

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  • No

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3.0

Band-Aid Part

By 

from Augusta, GA

Pros

  • Fit And Worked Just Fine

Cons

  • CHEAP
  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Temporary

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Part worked well but it is what it is. Cheap. 5000 miles later it's broken again and needs replaced. Even though it's warranted i'm going to buy the Moog brand so I don't have to replace it in another 5k miles.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worked great

By 

from Iowa

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    This ball joint is not as good as the Moog brand but will suffice for now. The driveworks brand ball joint is made out of plastic as the Moog is made out of metal. If you want the ball joint to last longer you should probably consider purchasing the Moog brand instaed of the Driveworks brand. This went on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT which has 237000 miles on it. Since this vehichle has so many miles on it I decided to go with the cheper version ball joint instead. If it goes bad I can always put another one on it for about the same price. All in all this is a good ball joint.

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    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good product.

    By 

    from Emporium, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    They were a fix for faulty parts bought just under a year ago. They are good for what we needed, and were pretty simple to put in. They do need to be grease packed before installation, and the grease pack is deceiving.

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    1.0

    Needs info on modifations to be exact f

    By 

    from maine

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Sure Yet

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • No Note On Dif Hole Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      This is suppose to be an exact fit, but the bolts, and bolt holes are a bigger size, which means if you use the old bolts they are sloppy in the holes, so what choice do you have but to drill the holes out in the lower arm, After about a half hour of trying to figure out why I could not line up the holes, I dropped the bolt and picked up one of the old bolts and it fell right in. This is a pain because it is hard to get at in less the car is on a lift, and needless to say I hit the cv boot with the drill, now I have to replace that.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product

      By 

      from MN

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        Good product to install and use.

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        • No

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        3.0

        good joint, bad boots

        By 

        from wesley chapel, fl

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          boot had pin holes in it (appears during mfr the clips cut into it during assembly and poor QA did not catch this), had to return it and get another - QA myself and this one is ok.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          stud too long

          By 

          from lincolnton, nc

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Holes Ligned Up

          Cons

          • Stud too long

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          stud was too long, end of stud comes very close to the axle.

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          • No

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          5.0

          RECOMMENDED PART

          By 

          from Cinti, OH

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          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          Fits perfectly for Chev 2001 Venture. Have put close to 1000 miles on it so far with nary a problem. Recommended part from a recommended supplier, Advance Auto Parts.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Fit

          By 

          from Manchester, NH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              This fit perfect and went on without any problems. Getting the old one off of an Impala is another story. Its rivited in. [...]

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver

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              6 Questions | 8 Answers
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              • Q:

                What size drill bit is needed to get the bolts to fit the control arm?
                Asked on 5/7/2016 by Confused from Coldspring Tx.

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Glad to help! For replacing a control arm horizontal bushing bolt you would need a 18mm socket and for ball joint nuts it is a 18mm wrench. Considering the tap for a 18mm bolt, the drill bit size required is 15.8mm.

                  Answered on 5/13/2016 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                do these ball joints come pre-greased
                Asked on 7/13/2015 by pat

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Pat, I'm glad to assist you! This Suspension Ball Joint - Part No. DW-K5331 comes pre-greased from factory. However, I recommend you to grease them after you installed it in with your vehicle. Its powdered metal gusher bearing design enables the grease to flow through the bearing to the stud for reduced friction and enhanced strength and stability.

                  Answered on 7/13/2015 by Solomon
              • Q:

                is this part good for rear lower or just the front lower ?
                Asked on 3/30/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint with Part No. DW-K5331 is a Front Lower Ball Joint only.

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

                is this made in usa?
                Asked on 6/10/2011 by bill from kenova, wv

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                  Answered on 7/19/2011 by Get it Right with Ryan! from AAP
              • Q:

                can the three bolts be purchased separately?
                Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes, Bolts can be purchased separately.

                  Answered on 4/14/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
              • Q:

                Does this product come with the 3 bolts required to secure it to the lower control arm?
                Asked on 5/11/2010 by Bart from Rochester, NY

                3 answers

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  No it does not come with three bolts.

                  Answered on 5/11/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  yes it does.

                  Answered on 11/30/2010 by Eric from Manchester, NH
                • A:

                  mine came with 3 bolts and fitting 155510890 is part number same one 27.99 but boot is junk

                  Answered on 8/5/2010 by peewee from barkriver mi
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