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Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly

Part No. 520-221 Warranty Details  

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Rigorously tested for sustained, secure performance by a team of product and quality engineers, Autocraft’s Control Arm & Ball Joint Assembly is designed for passenger safety. Our industry-leading evaluation process ensures a smooth ride, directional stability, and agile handling.

Product Features:
  • Ball joints and bushings included for a complete installation, saving time and labor (where applicable)
  • Direct replacement for a trouble-free installation
  • Steel, iron or aluminum construction ensures durability
  • Powder-coated or painted for long-lasting rust and corrosion resistance
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Ball Joint Attachment Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Stud Type:Pinch Bolt
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Iron
Control Arm Type:Casting/Forged
Grease Fittings Included:Yes
Greased:Yes
Location:Front Upper

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • High-performance (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (13)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (5), Casual driver (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Value

    Overall I am pretty satisfied with this purchase. There were a couple of inconveniences with the product. First, there was no marking on the control arm anywhere for the right side. At least...Read complete review

    Overall I am pretty satisfied with this purchase. There were a couple of inconveniences with the product. First, there was no marking on the control arm anywhere for the right side. At least the left had an L and I had my receipt to verify part number and side. Second, the zerks were different sizes for R and L. Left was a 7mm, right was a 3/8" but they both screwed in okay and took grease. The parts fit perfect otherwise and were cheap so I can't complain. FYI, on 98 mountaineer you must push the left control arm up as far as it will go to be able to get the bolts out and back in, otherwise the fuel lines are in the way. I wasted a lot of time before I figured this out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Got the job done

    Nothing real specal about the product, it just was the right one for the job. Shame that Ford enginered the control arm in a way that would Not allow changing Just the ball joint...Read complete review

    Nothing real specal about the product, it just was the right one for the job. Shame that Ford enginered the control arm in a way that would Not allow changing Just the ball joint instead of the whole control arm.

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    2.0

    Wont fit a 1999 Mazda B-2500 2wd

    By 

    from St Augustine FL

    About Me Casual Driver

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      Cons

      • Incompatible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        Ball joint shaft is too large and wont fit into hub assembly. Get the more expensive Moog brand for the right fit. Wasted half a day putting wrong part on and then returning part to store to get correct one.

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        • No

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        1.0

        won't fit 2000 2 w ford ranger

        By 

        from va

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          • Incompatible

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            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

            control arm was longer than OME and could not get tires in alignment after install. Will not fit 2000 ford ranger 2wheel drive. Not exact fit as described.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Got the job done

            By 

            from Brimfield, Ohio

            About Me Mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

              Nothing real specal about the product, it just was the right one for the job. Shame that Ford enginered the control arm in a way that would Not allow changing Just the ball joint instead of the whole control arm.

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              4.0

              great product

              By 

              from Dracut,Ma

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

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                • Trucks

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                great item , great price

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                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I was actually what I needed!

                By 

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • High-Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                  I used this product to help with the safety of my wheel. It works great!

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Overall Good

                  By 

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 4

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

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                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                    I have a 95 Explorer and everything was original i got this because i went in for a alignment and was told i need just short of a new front end. This upper ball joint and arm look pretty much the same as all the ones at the other parts places but i was able to order online, picked up in store and had a promo code so i got a great deal!

                    First time ever installing upper ball joints and i would say it was about a 5-7 on the hard scale wasn't too bad really. How to Videos come in handy! Probably drove about 200 miles or so on it now and no problems so it's a good buy and it fits perfect!

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    explorer control arm

                    By 

                    from lorain ohio

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                      on 2001 explorer its a little tuff getting bolts back far enough to remove old control arm but a little moving of fuel lines and your on your way

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Control Arm Front Upper Left

                      By 

                      from Chicago,il

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Trucks

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                        typical part but for the value could not beat after getting 30% off which beats going to a junk/salvage yard in Chicago.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not Greasable

                        By 

                        from New York

                        About Me Mechanic

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Trucks

                          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                          Seems like a well made part with the exception that the Doorman control arm I received was not greasable. It did not include a zerk fitting nor was it tapped to allow me to install my own.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Yep its a Ball joint

                          By 

                          from Southampton,Pa

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                          Verified Buyer
                          3 or more reviews submitted

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

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                            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                            easy plug and play no crazy issues of installing fit perfectly

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                            7 Questions | 10 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              This product comes with grease fittings in the ball joint. Are the ball joints pre- greased?
                              Asked on 11/25/2014 by Greg

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Greg, it's a good question! Yes, the ball joint pre-greased from factory. However, you need to grease the ball joint after installation.

                                Answered on 11/26/2014 by Solomon
                            • Q:

                              Will this fit a 2006 Dodge Dakota 2wd 3.7
                              Asked on 7/7/2013 by Dwayne from Hamlet,NC

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 520-221 does not fit for your 2006 Dodge Dakota 3.7L. However, please refer this Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 521-423 was an ideal part for your vehicle. 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 7/7/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Will this work on a 2009 mitsubishi lancer ralliart awd
                              Asked on 7/5/2013 by brilee from tucson az

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Part No. 520-221 does not fit for your 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. However, please refer the Moog Control Arm - Part No. RK620548 for front left lower and the Moog Control Arm - Part No. RK620549 for front right lower. 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 7/5/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Does it matter if its 4wd or not, to which one to get?
                              Asked on 10/30/2012 by Autuimn

                              2 answers

                              • A:

                                yes....2WD and 4WD are different. ASE Tripel Master Certified

                                Answered on 8/31/2014 by Max from BSG Va.
                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - part# 520-221 is vehicle specific. In order to check the exact fit, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 10/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Should you replace both the front upper control arms if only one is bad?
                              Asked on 4/5/2012 by Anonymous

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Suspension services must remain symmetrical. So it is recommended to replace both the front control arms with bushings.

                                Answered on 4/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Should you replace both sides even if only one is bad?
                              Asked on 4/4/2012 by Anonymous

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                It is not absolutely necessary, but many professional installers insist on replacing both even if only one is bad. This is because both have more or less the same mileage and sooner or later the other one is going to fail too. In many instances, the companion part on the opposite side is marginal, so it makes sense to replace both ball joints (uppers and/or lowers) or both tie rod ends (inner and/or outer) at the same time. It also saves from the inconvenience of having to bring the vehicle a second time. Also, If only one tie rod end or ball joint is obviously shot, but its partner on the opposite side still appears to be in good condition than there is no need to change, but before that inspection of suspension and steering components should be done properly.
                                For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                                Answered on 4/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                            • Q:

                              is the left side of the vehicle the drivers side?
                              Asked on 12/14/2009 by Anonymous

                              3 answers

                              • A:

                                driver side

                                Answered on 5/30/2010 by mansu from venezuela
                              • A:

                                Yes it is.

                                Answered on 1/4/2010 by Paul from Kerhonkson, NY
                              • A:

                                Remember we drive on the rightside of the road and parts are identified from the driver's viewport behind the wheel. Some manufacturers even mark their part numbers with even numbers on the right side and uneven numbers on the left side.

                                Answered on 2/9/2012 by Kojac from Norfolk Assembly
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