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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K7392 Warranty  

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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 & Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Bolt Quantity:3
Castle Nut:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Location:Front Lower Ball Joint
Material:45#Steel:49=H 40Cr:36=H Others:15=H
Replaceable Grease:Yes
Stem Thread Size:M14*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
3.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to install

The joint its self seems to be pretty rugged. Its only been in use for a few hundred miles, so durability remains to be seen. The part is generic, but has a company...Read complete review

The joint its self seems to be pretty rugged. Its only been in use for a few hundred miles, so durability remains to be seen. The part is generic, but has a company name stamped on it indicating it was made by the same company who sells their products at about three times the price. That may have been luck in timing.
I like the fact that this unit is pre-packed with grease and has a fitting which will allow me to make sure it stays that way.
This was easy to install because the dealer replaced a set under recall about 10 years ago. So my angle grinder remained in its case.
My only complaint was the low-grade bolts that were packed with it. None of them broke on me, but I re-used one of the older bolts as insurance. Although the pragmatist in me says that they wouldn't risk liability by using less than adequate hardware. The upper ball jount isnt load bearing, and only needs the bolts to keep the joint in place, but i don't want to find out at 70mph.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ok, but I had problem with the hardware

Bought a pair of these as they came up as an inspection item. The idea is if your DUrango has never had the ball joints replaced, you have to remove the factory rivets...Read complete review

Bought a pair of these as they came up as an inspection item. The idea is if your DUrango has never had the ball joints replaced, you have to remove the factory rivets first. (you need an angle grinder to make that easy) Then, after grinding the heads off you can use a punch to knock the remaining rivet down through.
They supply a set of nuts and bolts to use in place of the knocked out rivets. Heres where I had my problem. The nuts didnt really thread onto the bolts all that well, you could see that the threads were getting damaged on all of them as I tightened them. Two of them tightened up. One of them stripped completly at the end, and I wasnt even using the torque wrench yet, only two small hand ractchets. Then of course, the nut would not come back off so I wound up grinding the head off the bolt that stripped and replacing it with another. Just be sure if you run into this that you dont use a low grade hardware store bolt...it NEEDS to be an 8.8 or better for safety's sake. I have to do the other side tomorrow, I may just use three of my own bolts from the start. As for durability of the unit? Who cares, after doing them once and grinding out the factory rivets, it would be a breeze doing it again.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Junk

By Todd

from Ct

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Lasted 1 year don't waste our money!!!!!

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2.0

I would buy this part again if needed

By TAZ!!

from Lock Haven,PA.

About Me Family Shadetree Mechanic

Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Be Smarter Than A Bolt

Best Uses

  • Trucks

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

I read how everyone had trouble with the hardware so I started the nuts on the bolts,(off the ball joint)sprayed the hell out of the threads with wd-40 and ran the nuts up the bolts. Then sprayed the threads again with wd-40 and ran the nut back off. I did this twice cutting the threads from the nuts to the bolts and then cleaned them up to put thread locker on the bolts. Just keep the nuts with the bolts that you ran them on and I didn't have any stripped bolts when I put them on. Good luck and give this a try before you strip out the bolts.

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4.0

Easy to install

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Low Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    The joint its self seems to be pretty rugged. Its only been in use for a few hundred miles, so durability remains to be seen. The part is generic, but has a company name stamped on it indicating it was made by the same company who sells their products at about three times the price. That may have been luck in timing.
    I like the fact that this unit is pre-packed with grease and has a fitting which will allow me to make sure it stays that way.
    This was easy to install because the dealer replaced a set under recall about 10 years ago. So my angle grinder remained in its case.
    My only complaint was the low-grade bolts that were packed with it. None of them broke on me, but I re-used one of the older bolts as insurance. Although the pragmatist in me says that they wouldn't risk liability by using less than adequate hardware. The upper ball jount isnt load bearing, and only needs the bolts to keep the joint in place, but i don't want to find out at 70mph.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Garbage

    By Daveid

    from Glen Burnie

    About Me Mechanic

    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      Failed after a years use on the passenger side. Bolt stripped while torquing to spec on drivers side. Spend the money and by the more expensive stuff. These things are garbage.

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      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ok not great

      By Mack

      from Atlanta Ga

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Comes with grease fitting

      Cons

      • Bolts Are Undersized
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      The 3 bolts and nuts supplied did not fit securely in the holes of the mount.
      A lot of "slop" around the bolts once assembled allowing the part to shift if you hit a major pot-hole. They should supply 1/2 inch bolts instead of the 3/8 that come with it.
      Also the unit does come with grease fittings but the ball joint itself does not appear to be pre-greased. You will have to buy a grease gun and grease too if you don't have one.
      Main reason I bought these were the grease fittings and the lifetime warranty.

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      • No

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Keep your nuts

      By Mchornet7

      from Jonesboro, GA

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      This is a good product, except for the nuts that come with it, be sure to keep your original nuts so you can use them. The nuts that come with this item are very flimsy and will strip as soon as any pressure is applied to them, also have some nuts handy to replace the installation nuts, these will strip out before you get to the required 50 ft.lb. torque. I would only recommend these to a friend if they had the right items to make these work.

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      • No

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      ok, but I had problem with the hardware

      By Neil the gearhead

      from baltimroe md

      About Me Mechanic

      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Affordable

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Harware Issues

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      Bought a pair of these as they came up as an inspection item. The idea is if your DUrango has never had the ball joints replaced, you have to remove the factory rivets first. (you need an angle grinder to make that easy) Then, after grinding the heads off you can use a punch to knock the remaining rivet down through.
      They supply a set of nuts and bolts to use in place of the knocked out rivets. Heres where I had my problem. The nuts didnt really thread onto the bolts all that well, you could see that the threads were getting damaged on all of them as I tightened them. Two of them tightened up. One of them stripped completly at the end, and I wasnt even using the torque wrench yet, only two small hand ractchets. Then of course, the nut would not come back off so I wound up grinding the head off the bolt that stripped and replacing it with another. Just be sure if you run into this that you dont use a low grade hardware store bolt...it NEEDS to be an 8.8 or better for safety's sake. I have to do the other side tomorrow, I may just use three of my own bolts from the start. As for durability of the unit? Who cares, after doing them once and grinding out the factory rivets, it would be a breeze doing it again.

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      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      OK for the price

      By Doug

      from Janesville, WI

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            Time will tell how well they last. The only issue I have is that the lock nuts and bolts that they send are cheap....had to us the old ones since the ones they send strip easy.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great replacement part

            By Del

            from Rbc al

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Durable
            • High-Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              Very good product hard to install had to cut rivits

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              • No

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Exact fit, NIce price

              Pros

              • Nice price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                I just installed these on my wifes Durango so time will tell if they will last. This vehicle is notorious for being rough on the Upper Ball Joints any way. so if they last a couple of years for the price I would certainly have no complaints. They seem to be of good quality and I like the fact that they have grease fittings rather than being a sealed unit like most.

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                • Q:

                  WILL THIS FIT A 2000 DODGE DAKOTA, 4.7LITER 2WD?
                  DOES IT PRESS IN OR BOLT IN?
                  DOES IT HAVE A GREASE FITING?
                  Asked on 2/9/2013 by RANDALL from HEISKELL, TN

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This part Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint, Part No. DW-K7392 is an exact fit for your 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L 2WD. This part is front upper ball joint and fits left or right side of the vehicle. It should be pressed-in and is greasable.
                    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 2/9/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  I was wondering if this part was for 2wd or 4wd ?
                  Asked on 1/2/2012 by jerm from seth wv

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This part Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint, part number DW-K7392 manufactured by Driveworks can be used on both 2WD as well as 4WD.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                    Answered on 1/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this fit a 00 dodge durango 4.7 liter with four wheel drive?
                  Asked on 11/28/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, this part fits your 2000 Dodge Durango.

                    Answered on 11/29/2011 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this fit rear wheel and Four wheel drive
                  Asked on 3/6/2011 by Anonymous from Edinboro,PA Area

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                    Answered on 3/11/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • A:

                    2003, DAKOTA 3.9L V6

                    Answered on 12/31/2012 by NP the Newbie from 24064
                • Q:

                  is this for both sides or one side
                  Asked on 2/15/2011 by pinkey from swansea,sc

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This is for both sides.

                    Answered on 2/16/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this contain a grease fitting?
                  Asked on 9/22/2010 by Jeff from South Fork, PA

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Usually, OE Brand parts do contain ball joint

                    Answered on 9/22/2010 by Mike from AAP
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Usually, OE Brand Parts do contain the grease fitting.

                    Answered on 9/22/2010 by MARIE from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this press in or bolt on a 2000 dakota 3.9
                  Asked on 6/29/2010 by Anonymous from Lisle, IL

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I believe this bolts in.

                    Answered on 7/8/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this have to be pressed in ?
                  Asked on 5/4/2010 by dln72280 from cleveland tn

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    With many vehicles, this does have to be pushed in. For further assistance and a more accurate answer, can you provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 5/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
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