Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
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Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly

Part No. 520-302 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 Included:Yes
Ball Joint Installed:Yes
Ball Joint Mounting Type:Pressed
Ball Joint Stud Type:Threaded
Bushing Material:Rubber
Bushings Included:Yes
Control Arm Material:Iron
Control Arm Type:Casting/Forged
Grease Fitting Included:No
Pre-Greased:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (6)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fit just right

I wish you could just change the ball joint instead of changing out the entire arm.

I wish you could just change the ball joint instead of changing out the entire arm.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Suspension Control Arm Replacement

Removed all bolts holding old arm. pulled out old arm, replaced with new one.Took some time to get the old arm out because of the location of the nuts above the frame on the...Read complete review

Removed all bolts holding old arm. pulled out old arm, replaced with new one.Took some time to get the old arm out because of the location of the nuts above the frame on the car, but once I got the nuts and bolts removed. I was able to get it done without to many problems[...]

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5.0

I would definitely buy this product again.

By 

from Huron, South Dakota

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Exact fit, complete with all bushings

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

      Install is just like original, comes complete with bushings and castle nut,

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      A arm was an exact fit

      By 

      from York Haven PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          The lower a arm was an exact fit. Went back together easily.I thought the price was great. Im always impressed at the inventory you have instock in the store. That Aarm was for a 99 dodge stratus and it was my Newberrytown PA store.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect Replacement

          By 

          from FL

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

            This was a replacement control arm for my convertible Sebring JXi. It came with all the necessary parts for its installation, which took me a couple of hours or so with basic tools. I guess installation would have taken me shorter would I have had the vehicle at the shop.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great fit, great price, quality part.

            By 

            from Brown Deer, WI

            About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

              99 Chrysler cirrus. Did the job on both sides of the vehicle in my driveway in a few hours and barely had to use my trucker mouth. Quality part meets or exceeds the original one. With Advance online discounts you cant beat the price either.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fit my Dodge just like the factory one.

              By 

              from Lexington NC

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Do it Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

              Product fit perfect for my 2000 Dodge Stratus ES. Fits,right, front of car. If you are a DYI'er, make sure you have metric wrenches & sockets. Also, save yourself some time & effort, buy a sway bar link when you buy the lower control arm.

              We discovered that removing the old sway bar link requires some sort of special tool, as it is awkward to get to.

              Other wise, plan for a few hours of work, depending on how tough it is to remove bolts and such to get old lower control arm off.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very good/ excellent fit

              By 

              from KC,Mo

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                this area is difficult to answer.This product had only one use---To replace the old one. The positive aspect was that it fit as needed and was easy to install. No real negative aspects were encountered.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fit just right

                By 

                from Newark Ohio

                About Me Mechanic

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                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                  I wish you could just change the ball joint instead of changing out the entire arm.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  this product slid right in no problem.

                  By 

                  from tampabay,florida

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Exact fit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                    it fit right in place,make sure to unbolt sway bar.it was supriseingly heavy but great product for the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As good as or better than OEM

                    By 

                    from East LA (Lower Alabama), Florida

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fits like original
                    • Looks like original

                    Cons

                    • No problems

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                      Control arm fit on the car just right and made the car operate as good as new.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By 

                      from Fl

                      About Me Mechanic

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Cheaper than factory
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Simple install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Cars
                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

                        no grease fitting on the Ball joints. But seems like an excellent product so far

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4 Questions | 6 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          The following is a review I found online. Are there any tips on removing the old arm's bolts and nuts located above the frame as mentioned in this review?

                          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Control Arm Front Lower Right:

                          Removed all bolts holding old arm. pulled out old arm, replaced with new one.Took some time to get the old arm out because of the location of the nuts above the frame on the car, but once I got the nuts and bolts removed. I was able to get it done without to many problems[...]

                          Car & Truck:Auto
                          Asked on 2/16/2013 by Dan

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            For further assistance regarding Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly, Part No. 520-302, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. This information would help us to assist you in a better way.
                            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 2/18/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Do I really have to worry about the removal and instal of this part,with regards to the strut compression? If so what tools do I need to compensate for that.
                          Asked on 5/14/2011 by Matt from Glen Burnie MD

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            Really old, but someone else may have same question. The answer is no you can disconnect the upper strut connecting bar from the lower control arm then you will have 4 more screws. I would suggest getting a break bar for the 18 in in the back closer to the bumper (it was a blank to get off).

                            Answered on 1/22/2016 by Redneck Joe and his four Friends from North Port FL
                          • 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 5/16/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is the RH the passenger side?
                          Asked on 9/16/2010 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes the Right hand side is the passenger side.

                            Answered on 9/16/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                        • Q:

                          ...can a shade tree mechanic replace this without spending a fortune for wrench and additional parts?
                          Thanks
                          Jerry
                          Asked on 8/30/2010 by Jerry from Akron, OH

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            It is not too bad you will need combo wrenches in the sizes of 15, 18, 7/8 (couldn't find metric size)and a standard socket set. I say wrenches because the socket set will not fit in a lot of these places (like the lower ball joint 7/8). If you do not have a socket set then the 15 and 18 will work just take a bit longer.

                            Answered on 1/22/2016 by Redneck Joe and his four Friends from North Port FL
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, you should be able to, but you will have to get an alignment when you are done.

                            Answered on 8/30/2010 by Mike from AAP
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