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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K9742 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:54=H 40Cr:29=H Others:17=H
Stem Thread Diameter:M14*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Easy enough to install I had my 16 year old do it

By 

from Sioux Falls SD

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Direct fit replacement so easy to use I had my 16year old son replace both left and right sides price was good we didn't have any of the bolt issues others had with them striping out I will say that the the bolts are strait cut on the end not tapered so they will easily cross thread if you don't know what your doing when starting the nuts not at all uncommon for to today's fasteners on late model vehicles very pleased with them

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Lincoln, Ne

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easily installed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      It went on easy. No problems with the bolts or nuts stripping out. Fit exactly the same as the old one. Would recommend and would use this item again.

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      1.0

      Ball Joint Separation Issue

      By 

      from Saratoga Springs, NY

      About Me Daily commuter

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Reasonably Priced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        I own a 1994 Toyota Corolla 5 speed with 220000 miles. For a while I had been noticing a bit of a rattle when I drove over rough surfaces. I figured it was possibly a strut going bad and didn't pay too much attention to it. The noise was most noticeable when I was turning left (sound came from front end, right side of car). About a week ago I started to get some 'sway' whenever I straightened out from a left-hand turn. One night my son was driving the car and pulled in to a shop to get a sandwich. As he entered the parking space he heard a bang and a clunk. I showed up about 15 minutes later expecting a tire issue of some sort. The ball joint had separated and the hub was no longer attached to the lower arm. Subsequent to the ball joint failing, the axle broke (snapped in two). After pushing the car into a parking space using a floor jack (front wheel would not roll as it was now bound up against the trailing edge of the wheel well) I returned home ordered a replacement ball joint and axle online through Advance that night. The next morning my brother ran to pick up the parts for me while I waited for the tow truck in the parking lot where my son had broken down. Once I had the car back at my brother's garage, it took just a few hours to replace the ball joint and axle. Unfortunately, while carefully installing the ball joint, the first nut I tried to tighten stripped out. I ended up having to reuse the nuts from the old ball joint which worked just fine. To me, this is indicative of extremely poor quality when it comes to the Driveworks brand name and I will absolutely be avoiding buying any of their components in the future. I would also recommend that Advance find another vendor to supply their 'economical' line of suspension components and any other parts with the Driveworks name.

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        1.0

        Cheap mild steel mounting nuts!

        By 

        from Cascade, WI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

        Pros

        • Low cost

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Very cheap bolts

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

        The reviewer above is correct. The nuts that came with this are cheap mild steel and stripped long before they started to get tight. And I mean with minimal effort. They shouldn't even sell these as suspension parts unless they replace the mounting nuts with a higher grade steel. A waste of money!

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        1.0

        Junk!

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        from Ellicott City, MD

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

            Horrible!

            Trying to replace both lower ball joints we stripped the threads from 3 of the 4 (total) mounting studs. When stripped, 2 of the studs were only 1/2 seated!

            YES, we did use a torque wrench set to 105 ft*lb per the spec.

            These cheap parts are going to kill someone!!

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            5.0

            Works very well

            By 

            from Glen Rock, PA

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

              good replacement for small car

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                What is the castle nut size in "mm"? thanks.
                Asked on 4/24/2015 by Jose from Phila, PA

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                  A:

                  Happy to help you with your question Jose! The Castle nut for this ball joint will be 12MM.

                  Answered on 4/25/2015 by Panda from AAP
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