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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K9643 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
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:Yes
Material:45#Steel:51=H 40Cr:40=H Others:9=H
Outside Diameter:42.15 mm
Stem Thread Diameter:M12*1.25
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cheap (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheap & in-stock

You will not beat this price anywhere. Especially when used with advance auto online coupon codes found with ANY internet search.

If you do not press ball joints in, you WILL...Read complete review

You will not beat this price anywhere. Especially when used with advance auto online coupon codes found with ANY internet search.

If you do not press ball joints in, you WILL screw them up. If you dont have a press, rent one from Advance Auto.

This ball joint worked great & installed correctly in the 1993 Honda Accord SE I was working on.

The only complaint I had was that the stud is longer than the OEM ball joint stud. I remedied this by putting a lock-washer in between the steering knuckle & the nut.

I would purchase this again & would use on my own vehicle.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its a Ball Joint.. no more, no less

Bought this for a honda Accord EX 2dr, 2000. Damaged the oringal BJ when i was extracting them to remove the Driveshafts. Advance had it cheap and on the shelf so it worked...Read complete review

Bought this for a honda Accord EX 2dr, 2000. Damaged the oringal BJ when i was extracting them to remove the Driveshafts. Advance had it cheap and on the shelf so it worked out. However, i would not recomend this part for someone who is not skilled at replacing them often. I do not imagine this BJ will last more than 50,000 miles, but for the price, its feels solid after install so i cant complain. I was happy to see it sold for a good price, and im not knocking the unit at all as it saved my hide, but this is not like a TRW or a Moog.

Installation? well I have all sorts of Presses and Tools and whatnot, but i found what worked the best was 3n1 high performance pentrating oil and a short handle 2 lb sledge. took about 5 minutes of beating but she came out. Put the new one in the same way as it didnt fit as tightly as the old one. Make sure you have a heavy set of snap ring pliers to install this. Due to the size and proximity of the rubber boot to the ring seat it would be VERY difficult to do the ol' screwdriver and regualr pliers routine to install the snap ring without damaging the boot.

A Huge plus on this... Comes with the Nut, snap ring and a cotter pin. ITs a complete set.

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4.0

lower ball joint

By 

from dasfas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      Good price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Stay away !

      By 

      from Monroe , nc

      About Me Mechanic

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      Bought units for both sides. Went in great. But only lasted 30k miles. One snapped and the other was almost out of the socket. Replaced with moog units !

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Good Value

      By 

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

          Fast service

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Lasted a year

          By 

          from Lancaster, PA

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              Lasted a year, now it needs replaced again. Get a better one.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              worst

              By 

              from san jose,ca

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              replaced on a 95 honda accord and it didnt even last 6 months the bolt on the ball joint one day jus slip on down stripping the castle nut and ball joint like it couldnt handle the weight of the car or its just a really cheap product...get the moog

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Stay Away

              By 

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                  Stay away from this ball joint! Worst I have ever used. The rubber is too large and is very difficult to fit without tearing, the snap ring is nearly impossible to put on over. The rings that hold the rubber cover onto the ball joint slip off and are too large...worst ball joint ever. Get the MOOG one, with discounts you can order it online and pick it up at the store for around 30 bucks each.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Wouldn't use this on a Power Wheels

                  By 

                  from North carolina

                  About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • FAULTY

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                      I replaced my girlfriends lower ball Joint after I had damaged the OEM during removal of the spindle with this one thinking " they wouldn't sell it if it didn't work ". I had the ball joint professional pressed in since I had already spent enough of my time underneath this vehicle. The ball joint lasted almost a year and then failed, costing me a lot of money for replacement parts, including a CV axle which had been replace two months prior. The ball joint hadn't sheared like you would expect it too. The ball joint had actually popped out of its socket. Being a professional mechanic full time, I know that this shouldn't happen, especially under normal driving conditions.

                      BUYER BEWARE!

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      you get what you pay for

                      By 

                      from des moines, iowa

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Aviation And Auto Tech, Mechanic

                      Pros

                      • Cheap And In Stock
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Very Good Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Emergency To Get You By

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                      ball joints worn out after only nine months and about ten thousand miles on a 1991 Honda accord SE. they pop and clunk, but are good if you are in a pinch and can not afford better quality. I would recommend that you replace them as soon as you can afford it with some Moog or OEM ones.

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                      5.0

                      Lower Ball Joint

                      By 

                      from Woodbridge, VA

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Fit

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                        Great convienence

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        Not a bad deal

                        By 

                        from NJ

                        Pros

                        • Available
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

                          Installed on my 2nd Gen Acura TL. The zerk fittings on this unit do not work with the CV joints. It interferes with the speed sensor ring on the CV joint. I found this out after getting them pressed in and had to unscrew the zerk and find a small machine screw.

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                          • Q:

                            having a hard time installing this part any recommendation.
                            Asked on 3/10/2011 by Anonymous from poconos,pa

                            2 answers

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                              Answered on 3/10/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                            • A:

                              it does not fit that's why...get the moog, it slides right in

                              Answered on 8/19/2014 by nancyaintnew from nashville tn
                          • Q:

                            ARE THESE BALL JOINTS FOR THE UPPER CONTROL ARMS ???
                            Asked on 11/20/2010 by SCORPIAN510 from FLORIDA

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              These are the lower ball joints.

                              Answered on 11/21/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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