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Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint

Part No. DW-K8687 Warranty Details  
$28.49
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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:No
Material:45#Steel:52=H 40Cr:39=H Others:9=H
Outside Diameter:39 mm
Stem Thread Diameter:M14*1.5
Stem With Cotter Pin Hole:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Ball Joint
 
2.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

37%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Incompatible (7)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far so good

This was used to correct the front end on my 2000 Ford Taurus. The front end is finally tight. Car rides smoothly now.

This was used to correct the front end on my 2000 Ford Taurus. The front end is finally tight. Car rides smoothly now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

save your money

Installed on 99 Lincoln continental ball joint lasted 18 months and they only have a 12 month warranty. Do not waste your money, buy the moogs.

Installed on 99 Lincoln continental ball joint lasted 18 months and they only have a 12 month warranty. Do not waste your money, buy the moogs.

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

I would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Fit perfectly

 
5.0

would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Good product for money

 
5.0

Buy this one!

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

Fits just like the original. Flat on top so it doesn't interfere with antilock brake ring on axle.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great replacement part

By 

from Paw paw, MI

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Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    This was the first time for me replacing and pressing in ball joints and everything went well.. Advance lets you purchase a ball joint installation kit to use to install the ball joint and then you can return the kit for a full refund, basically a tool rental for free. Thanks advance.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Price was right

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    Perfect fit for my sable

     
    4.0

    i would buy this again, next time ask for the install tool

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    this joint has been upgraded, did not experience the issues some of the other people were complaining about, I gave it four stars because advance auto has the tool to install it but they don't offer it when you purchase the part, this ball joint is press fit, but you cannot use a standard press, as there is no way to get it in straight, do not try using a standard press as you will either destroy the ball joint or the spindle itself.

     
    4.0

    Always a easy transaction

    By 

    from Adairsville

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    As expected

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No complaints here!

    By 

    from Belleville, MI

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

    I haven't gotten them installed yet, but I'm sure and hoping they will be fine.
    The price is right.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Bang for the buck

    By 

    from Topeka, KS

    About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      bought this part to get rid of a vibration problem in the front end of the car. It was easy to install. I did need the ball joint press tool. I rented it from the store. Simply pressed the old one out and pressed the new one in. worked like a charm. the front end is tight now and no vibration.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far so good

      By 

      from Philadelphia, Pa

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Does what it needs to do

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Ball Joint:

      This was used to correct the front end on my 2000 Ford Taurus. The front end is finally tight. Car rides smoothly now.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      11 Questions | 13 Answers
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      • Q:

        I've read the reviews on these ball joints. Is it true that they mess with the abs?
        Asked on 12/22/2013 by bob

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Hi Bob, I researched and found that this suspension ball joint meets OE specifications and ensure improved steering response and reduce tire wear. This does not mess with the ABS.

          Answered on 12/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        WAS SOLD PART NO.DWK8687 AND IT SEEMS TO BIG PLUS YOUR ADD SAWS A DIFFERET NUMBER WHATS UP
        Asked on 9/6/2012 by CHEETAH from BOYNTON BCH.FL

        1 answer

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          A:

          We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 9/6/2012 by Aaron from AAP
      • Q:

        any special tools needed to replace?
        Asked on 4/11/2012 by Anonymous

        1 answer

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          A:

          The things that are required to replace a ball joint are jack, wire for hanging brakes, hammer, rod separator (“pickle fork”), drill, torque wrench and grease pump.

          Answered on 4/12/2012 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        does this ball joint need to be pressed out and in on my 2003 ford tauras?
        Asked on 3/5/2011 by allen

        1 answer

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          A:

          Yes, all joints are pressed into the lower control arm with a hydraulic press. There are ways to press the old ones out and new ones in, but they involve specialized tools.

          Answered on 5/9/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
      • Q:

        I have a 1995 Lincoln Continental with a 4.6 V8. I have a repair manual and a shop service manual for this vehicle. Both books say that the lower ball joint cannot be replaced. Both say you have to replace the lower control arm. Advance Auto list a ball joint, S-104217, as a replacement. Can I just change the ball joint without changing the lower control arm?
        Asked on 10/2/2010 by Anonymous from South Carolina

        2 answers

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Our website is incorrect and I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. In this particular situation we recommend following what the repair and shop manual state.

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

          Lower Control Arm has to be replaced.

          Answered on 11/18/2010 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
      • Q:

        I have a HAYNES manual and a shop service manual for this vehicle. Both books say the the lower ball joint cannot be replaced! You have to replace the LOWER CONTROL ARM. So my question is: Can I just replace the lower ball joint?
        Asked on 10/2/2010 by Anonymous from South Carolina

        1 answer

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          A:

          To further assist you on this question could you provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

          Answered on 10/2/2010 by Kevin from AAP
      • Q:

        Just noticed this ball joint is even less than the other non Moog ball joint. Does anyone know if it is an ok ball joint for a few years until I trade in the 04 Taurus SEL?
        Asked on 9/27/2010 by semosig from Houston, TX

        1 answer

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          A:

          Yes these are good ball joints and should last a while.

          Answered on 10/10/2010 by michael from aap
      • Q:

        is the price online the same as in store?
        Asked on 9/6/2010 by rich from seneca sc

        1 answer

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          A:

          Not always. There is a price difference sometimes.

          Answered on 9/6/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • Q:

        do they have to be press in and out
        Asked on 9/2/2010 by Anonymous

        1 answer

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          A:

          It may need to be depending on what vehicle you have.

          Answered on 9/2/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • Q:

        is this a non greasable balljoint
        Asked on 7/19/2010 by Anonymous from in

        1 answer

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          A:

          No, I believe that you have to grease this ball joint.

          Answered on 7/19/2010 by Mike from AAP
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