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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K8695T 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 & Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Castle Nut:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Location:Front Lower Ball Joint
Material:45#Steel:54=H 40Cr:39=H Others:7=H
Outside Diameter:44.6 mm
Replaceable Grease:Yes
Stem Thread Size:M16*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
3.2

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Incompatible (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (22)
  • Large cars (4)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (14), Auto enthusiast (9), Casual driver (9), Truck enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great fit!

The lower ball joint was a good fit. This was a concern as reviews indicated the pricy Moog brand was much better. Installation is easy provided one takes patience, lubrication, and ease.

The lower ball joint was a good fit. This was a concern as reviews indicated the pricy Moog brand was much better. Installation is easy provided one takes patience, lubrication, and ease.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No, no, no

These ball joint are so poorly made for their application it's ridiculous. The boot is too short and when the joint pivots the boot slides off it's seat and this will let the elements...Read complete review

These ball joint are so poorly made for their application it's ridiculous. The boot is too short and when the joint pivots the boot slides off it's seat and this will let the elements in (no they don't snap in place). If they were longer (like they should be) the steering knuckle would hold the boot in place. I should have spent the money on a better joint. Don't make the same mistake I did.

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5.0

Worked perfect love the part lower ball joint

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from Ridgeview,wv

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Ordered online great price it works perfexf

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Quality lower ball joint.

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from Munfordville

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

I would compare this to moog that's how good it is.

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4.0

I would buy ball joint again

By 

from Orlando

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Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Great product for the price

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1.0

Everything but the Grease Boot

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from Charlotte, NC

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      First the Pros:
      Perceived Quality and Appearance were good.
      It was a good fit.
      Now the Cons (as other reviewers mentioned):
      The grease boot on this part looked good but was impossible to install. I tried using the ball joint press, a PVC coupling as a makeshift press, plenty of lubrication, working it on the bench to see what the trick was, and nothing. I messed with it for 2 hours before finally giving up and buying the Moog parts.

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      3.0

      The boot isnt that bad.

      By 

      from Inverness, FL

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          The boot works fine. Immediately after you press the ball joint in, use the EXACT SAME PRESS to push the boot on. Clicks right into place.

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          5.0

          No problem installing

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Level 1

          Pros

          • Straightforward Installat

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            After all the negative comments about this ball joint, I was a bit apprehensive - the comments about the boot are untrue if you know how to install the boot. After installing the ball joint, use the same tool to press the boot onto the ball joint. It went on and stayed on when greasing the joint!! As far as longevity, time will tell.

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            (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Please don't buy these.

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            from Columbus Grove, Ohio

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            The boot tore when I was trying to install it. Tried to get a replacement but not available. Read other reviews and other people had the same problem. What a waste of time and money. Purchased Moog joints.

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            (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            good fit but boot issues

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            from Sayreville

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            Good fit but as others have stated, its tough to get the boot to seat. I used a bushing from the ball joint press kit to tap the boot on the seat. On both ball joints, this caused a small rip in the boot. Some state that the boot should not seat all the way but I'm not buying that. Nice that it had provisions for grease fittings though. Aside from the boot issues it was a good fit.

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            (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great fit!

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            from Groveland Florida USA

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

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            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              The lower ball joint was a good fit. This was a concern as reviews indicated the pricy Moog brand was much better. Installation is easy provided one takes patience, lubrication, and ease.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again

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              from Mechanicsille Virginia

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              Level 3

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Fit

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              Part fit well and worked as a it should!

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              • No

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              • Q:

                I have a 99 ford f 150 lariat 4 wheel drive is this the lower ball joint and what part do i need to look for to get the upper. drivers side
                Asked on 3/26/2016 by Rodney from Forest city

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Rodney, I'm happy to help you! Yes, this Suspension Ball Joint - Part No. DW-K8695T is for the front lower suspension. You'll need the Moog Ball Joint - Part No. K80014 for the front upper suspension, which fits both driver side and passenger side for your 1999 Ford F150 4WD.

                  Answered on 3/28/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                How can I find out the exact loads the ball joints are capable of supporting?
                Asked on 11/2/2015 by jae-sun

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Jae-sun, the manufacturer didn't provide that information. I would recommend you to contact the Federal-Mogul Product Technical Support team to address this inquiry; the toll-free number is (800) 325-8886. Tech line hours are Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM and Fri 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM CST (excluding holidays).

                  Answered on 11/6/2015 by Solomon
              • Q:

                Does this require grease immediately after installation?
                Asked on 11/20/2014 by 987987 from Williamsburg, VA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi, it's actually a good question! Yes, this should be greased when installed and then at regular intervals. Oil changes are a perfect time to do this.

                  Answered on 11/21/2014 by Solomon
              • Q:

                What is the difference between this ball joint and the oversized ball joint (part no. DW-K8695T006)? Will they both work with my 97 F150 4x4 4.6L?
                Asked on 9/6/2014 by Josh

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                  A:

                  I'm glad to assist, Josh! This Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint (Part No. DW-K8695T) will fit your 1997 Ford F-150 4x4 4.6L V8. This ball joint is standard sized and will work as long as your lower control arm has not become worn to the point that it allows play in the ball joint. The oversized ball joint, Part No. DW-K8695T006, is .006 oversized to fit into worn a lower control arm receptacle. This will also fit your vehicle.

                  To determine which ball joint is best you will need to measure the diameter of the hole your ball joint is in. The DW-K8695T006 ball joint is designed for use in control arms in which the control arm inside diameter (for the ball joint) measures 1.749 to 1.753 inches. Use of ball joint in a smaller hole may result in a tight socket and have a negative effect on steering returnability.

                  Use of ball joint (such as DW-K8695T) in a larger hole may cause loss of steering ability because the ball joint MAY COME LOOSE from the control arm.

                  Answered on 9/8/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the difference between this ball joint and the oversized one?
                Asked on 3/4/2014 by shaun

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Shaun! To assist you further on the exact differences between the ball joints, please provide the part number of the another ball joint you are referring to.

                  Answered on 3/4/2014 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Will this need to pressed into the lower control arm or does it just slide in and held by the retaining ring? 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 V6 NON flex fuel "E" is the engin code
                Asked on 1/23/2013 by jam from Greenville SC

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Instructions: Preparing the Explorer: 1. Place a jack under the Explorer and raise it up. 2. Use a wheel-wrench to remove the nuts from the Explorer's wheel. 3. Remove the wheel from the Explorer. 4. Place a supporting device such as a floor jack underneath the control arm of the Explorer. Accessing the Ball Joints: 1. Remove the brake caliper's two mounting bolts with a socket wrench. Disconnect the brake caliper's electrical connector and remove it from the Explorer. 2. Remove the Explorer's brake disc by pulling it off. 3. Remove the brake disc splash cover by uninstalling its two securing bolts. 4. Use a slotted screwdriver to pry off the Explorer's tie-rods from the control arm. Replacing the Lower Ball Joint: 1. Remove the cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint with a socket wrench. 2. Use a ball joint fork to pry out the lower ball joint. 3. Install the replacement lower ball joint and secure it by reinstalling the cotter pin and the nut. Replacing the Upper Ball Joint: 1. Drill out the four securing rivets from the upper ball joint with a drill. 2. Pull the upper ball joint off and install the replacement ball joint. 3. Secure the upper ball joint to the vehicle by installing the four bolt and nut assemblies that came with the replacement upper ball joint. Reassembly: 1. Reattach the tie-rods and the brake disc splash cover. 2. Reinstall the brake disc and reconnect the brake caliper's electrical connector. Mount the brake caliper back to the underside of the Explorer. 3. Reattach the wheel and its accompanying nuts. 4. Remove the floor jack from the lower control arm. Lower the Explorer to ground level. 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 1/24/2013 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this product for a 4 wheel drive expedition
                Asked on 12/29/2012 by frozentundra from ND

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint part# DW-K8695T is compatible with 4 wheel drive expedition. 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 12/30/2012 by Rick from AAP
              • Q:

                i have a 99 ford ranger 2wd that need all ball joints replaced.this sight has just balljoints only that say exact fit for my truck, however, haynes manual says must replace upper and lower control arms. i'm a little confused.. have already ordered just balljoints. Help!
                Asked on 11/14/2012 by doityourselfer from morgantown, ky

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                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint - Part No. DW-K8695T, the control arm is a lasting product and hence there is no harm in replacing the ball joints alone. Replacing a set of ball joints requires separating the control arms from the steering knuckles, a job which can be difficult depending on the design and age of the vehicle. This is the reason most stores/manuals recommend the control arm replacement instead of the ball joint. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 11/15/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                i have the manuel for this truck, it states that i must replace the whole lower control arme assembly. can i just get the lower ball joint and do this replacement myself?
                Asked on 11/22/2011 by bird/swamp thing from jacksonville, FL.

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, its a bit challenge to replace the ball joint however its worth saving money.

                  Answered on 11/22/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                It is saying that this fits the Lower and Upper Ball Joints for my 95' Explorer 4x4, Does it really fit both locations?
                Asked on 10/25/2011 by Stew from Council Bluffs, Ia

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part fits your 1995 Ford Explorer. This is a lower ball joint.

                  Answered on 10/26/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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                  A:

                  Yes, this part fits your 1995 Ford Explorer.
                  This part is for front lower side.

                  Answered on 10/26/2011 by Aaron from AAP
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