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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K8687 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
Castle Nut:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Location:Front Lower Ball Joint
Material:45#Steel:52=H 40Cr:39=H Others:9=H
Outside Diameter:39 mm
Replaceable Grease:No
Stem Thread Size:M14*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.0

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (11)

35%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Incompatible (7)
    • Flimsy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (4)
    • Large cars (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So far so good

    This was used to correct the front end on my 2000 Ford Taurus. The front end is finally tight. Car rides smoothly now.

    This was used to correct the front end on my 2000 Ford Taurus. The front end is finally tight. Car rides smoothly now.

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    save your money

    Installed on 99 Lincoln continental ball joint lasted 18 months and they only have a 12 month warranty. Do not waste your money, buy the moogs.

    Installed on 99 Lincoln continental ball joint lasted 18 months and they only have a 12 month warranty. Do not waste your money, buy the moogs.

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    1.0

    Garbage

    By rob

    from NJ

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

    • Junk
    • None

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Incompatible
    • Junk

    Best Uses

    • Trash

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    don't even waste your time picking this junk up, didn't even come close to fitting well. ball joint sloppy in housing. didn't even have to use press
    Junk Junk Junk

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    1.0

    does not fit!

    By corey

    from rochester, n.h.

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

      Cons

      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        too tall.... it will destroy abs ring on axle shaft if you attempt to use!!! do not buy unless you like doing the same job twice! shop someplace else.. this has apparently been an ongoing problem that this supply chain has done nothing to remedy! they have lost my busines

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        1.0

        Same problem as everyone else!!

        By Very upset mechanic

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Mechanic

        Level 1

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Does not fit
        • Incompatible
        • Useless

        Best Uses

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          This part does not fit a 96 taurus. Just like everyone else reported. It hits the abs ring and the axle. Absolute waste of time and money. Now I have to redo the job, and replace my axle now as well. DO NOT BUY!! After all the complaints, advance still sells this part. I guess they don't care about their customers at all. What's the point of reviews if they don't correct the problems??

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          3.0

          Lower Ball Joints for 1999 Mercury Sable

          By sheryl

          from elizabeth, wv

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          Badly needed Ball Joints...It's too bad that they require them to be pressed in professionally.

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          1.0

          Design Fault - WASTE OF MONEY

          By Saagar

          from Michigan

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Level 1

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              This part was a EXACT FIT for my ford taurus 2002. I installed it but it was interfering with the ABS ring. Then I examined the part & found that it was a design error. The top crown on my original was flat & this part had a dome. So my ABS ring was damaged. I not only have to replace the ball joint but also the ABS ring. They should not put it as a exact fit. I am really irritated as it costed me double labor, parts & time. I would not recommend it as this is a serious design flaw.

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              1.0

              Unacceptable

              By Roadglide

              from 55024

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

                Cons

                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                  rubber boot too big to fit through, castle nut too small than stock.
                  Quality control not consistent

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                  1.0

                  will not work on ford taurus with abs

                  By The Mechanic

                  from Trenton NJ

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                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                      It will not work on ford taurus with abs brakes. It is a design flaw. The top of the ball joint and the grease fitting will not work because there is not clearance for the abs brake system tone ring which sits just above it. You must go with an original replacement or another company who realizes that you need clearance for the tone ring. The top part must be flat for it to fit properly and allow clearance. Caused all kind of problems and cost me about 2 hours of my time.

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                      1.0

                      This is a piece of JUNK !!!!!!

                      By granbys-ed

                      from Granby, CT

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Ask me a question

                      Level 3

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Fell Apart
                        • Flimsy
                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                          I would never by products from this manufacturer again - saw not so good reviews but still bought to save money for customer - My mistake. comes with grease fitting on top which after installed rubs on abs tone ring and no way to grease it anyway !!!! Dropping car down on ground and it fell apart !!!!

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                          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          lasted 5 months but warrantee was good

                          By Bus fixer's son

                          from Ludington Michigan

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 2

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Cars

                              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                              This is the second set of these i purchased. The first set failed after only a few months. I did not think they went bad so i kept driving and ruined my front tires. These were in stock and i saved by purchasing them online and picking them up at the store, this was very convenient. the store had the right tools available on their loaner tool program this made it possible for me to do it myself. i think it would have been impossible to handle changing these ball joints on my car without them. Overall I am satisfied with my experience.

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              it broke right after installation

                              By female

                              from liberty ,mo

                              About Me Casual Driver

                              Verified Buyer
                              Helpful Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to install

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Would Not Buy It Again

                              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                              it broke right after getting it installed.

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                              • Q:

                                I've read the reviews on these ball joints. Is it true that they mess with the abs?
                                Asked on 12/22/2013 by bob

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Hi Bob, I researched and found that this suspension ball joint meets OE specifications and ensure improved steering response and reduce tire wear. This does not mess with the ABS.

                                  Answered on 12/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                WAS SOLD PART NO.DWK8687 AND IT SEEMS TO BIG PLUS YOUR ADD SAWS A DIFFERET NUMBER WHATS UP
                                Asked on 9/6/2012 by CHEETAH from BOYNTON BCH.FL

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 9/6/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                any special tools needed to replace?
                                Asked on 4/11/2012 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  The things that are required to replace a ball joint are jack, wire for hanging brakes, hammer, rod separator (“pickle fork”), drill, torque wrench and grease pump.

                                  Answered on 4/12/2012 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                does this ball joint need to be pressed out and in on my 2003 ford tauras?
                                Asked on 3/5/2011 by allen

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Yes, all joints are pressed into the lower control arm with a hydraulic press. There are ways to press the old ones out and new ones in, but they involve specialized tools.

                                  Answered on 5/9/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I have a 1995 Lincoln Continental with a 4.6 V8. I have a repair manual and a shop service manual for this vehicle. Both books say that the lower ball joint cannot be replaced. Both say you have to replace the lower control arm. Advance Auto list a ball joint, S-104217, as a replacement. Can I just change the ball joint without changing the lower control arm?
                                Asked on 10/2/2010 by Anonymous from South Carolina

                                2 answers

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Our website is incorrect and I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. In this particular situation we recommend following what the repair and shop manual state.

                                  Answered on 11/11/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Lower Control Arm has to be replaced.

                                  Answered on 11/18/2010 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I have a HAYNES manual and a shop service manual for this vehicle. Both books say the the lower ball joint cannot be replaced! You have to replace the LOWER CONTROL ARM. So my question is: Can I just replace the lower ball joint?
                                Asked on 10/2/2010 by Anonymous from South Carolina

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  To further assist you on this question could you provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

                                  Answered on 10/2/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Just noticed this ball joint is even less than the other non Moog ball joint. Does anyone know if it is an ok ball joint for a few years until I trade in the 04 Taurus SEL?
                                Asked on 9/27/2010 by semosig from Houston, TX

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Yes these are good ball joints and should last a while.

                                  Answered on 10/10/2010 by michael from aap
                              • Q:

                                is the price online the same as in store?
                                Asked on 9/6/2010 by rich from seneca sc

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Not always. There is a price difference sometimes.

                                  Answered on 9/6/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • Q:

                                do they have to be press in and out
                                Asked on 9/2/2010 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  It may need to be depending on what vehicle you have.

                                  Answered on 9/2/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • Q:

                                is this a non greasable balljoint
                                Asked on 7/19/2010 by Anonymous from in

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  No, I believe that you have to grease this ball joint.

                                  Answered on 7/19/2010 by Mike from AAP
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