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

Part No. 520-217 Warranty Details  
$54.99
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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:Yes
Pre-Greased:Yes

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DriveworksSuspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (6), Truck enthusiast (6), Auto enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Control Arm Front Left Upper by Dorman -

My wife and I changed out both left and right upper and lower control arms on her 1999 F150. Took most of a Friday as I have only typical low use shop tools. We...Read complete review

My wife and I changed out both left and right upper and lower control arms on her 1999 F150. Took most of a Friday as I have only typical low use shop tools. We also changed out the shocks. The control arms fit the vehicle exactly. We saved $360 in labor costs.

I took the truck in for alignment and it was very close to aligned, based on our marking the original arms' locations. Product may or may not be good, as I can only tell over time; however, the truck has 123K miles on it and the new ride is solid and steering is great.

Now that I have changed the arms, I expect to only change the ball joints (factory ball joints required changing the arms).

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product when viewed from pricepoint

Good service & delivery

Good service & delivery

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

I would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

Good fit.

 
5.0

Perfecti fit!

By 

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

As described. Fit as it should.

 
5.0

easy to change

By 

from Corry pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

Easy to change. Dropped right in.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

easy install

By 

from Port St. Lucie,FL

About Me A Driveway Mechanic, Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Fit
  • High-Performance

Cons

  • No Cons For This Product

Best Uses

  • 1997 Ford F 150
  • Trucks

Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

fit great and install was no problem. Once again , Advance Auto Parts came thru with a # 1 product,

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By 

from AR

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

    The appearance is very good and the quality seems to be top notch. Installed very easily, used in conjunction with Moog brand upper control arm cam bolts for ease of front end alinement.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good product,fast service

    By 

    from atlanta georgia

    About Me Casual Driver

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

      shipped as shown ,fast service

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very easy installation,

      By 

      from melb.fl

      About Me Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

        This was a very easy part to install, make sure you grease the part prior to installtion, makes it easier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good product, prescise, prompt repsonse

        By 

        from la

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

          How you use the product

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good quality

          By 

          from ZEBULON NC,

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Very easy to install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

            VERY EASY TO INSTALL.EXPERINCED PERSON CAN INSTALL IN MINUTES.IT TOOK ME 10 MIN TO INSTALL.GOOD PRODUCT QUALITY.REPLACEMENT OF LOWER BALL JOINTS IS RECOMENDED WHEN DOING THE UPPER BALL JOINTS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I would buy again

            By 

            from Goldsboro

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly:

              Installed with no issue

              • Car & Truck:
              • Auto Enthusiast
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              11 Questions | 12 Answers
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              • Q:

                the taper part of bolt is covered with the plastic joint cover should it be removed to fit in tapered hole properly?
                Asked on 11/11/2014 by john from gloucester,va

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  I'm happy to help, John! If you are speaking of the ball joint on this Driveworks Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly (Part No. 520-217), the plastic cover is intended to be removed as it's designed to protect the ball joint. The protective rubber boot is not to be removed for installation. This boot prevents debris, water and other chemicals from penetrating the ball socket that can cause premature wear and failure. The boot should be rubber.

                  Answered on 11/24/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
              • Q:

                cost?
                Asked on 4/2/2013 by Don from Willow Spring NC

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - part# 520-217, price of the items can vary from zone to zone as our prices are zonal based. You can view the cost of the items only after entering your zip code. Once the zip code is entered the zone is assigned and will remain the same for the entire session. The prices are subject to change depending on the area in which you are located. Once you enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part’s website you will see the accurate price for the product. For any further assistance, you may also 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 4/2/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                can this be used on a veichle with air suspension?
                Asked on 3/20/2013 by becky from ky

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  For assisting you further on this Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - part# 520-217, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also 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 3/20/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                is this for a 4x4 or 2 wheel drive?
                Asked on 1/10/2013 by rgeh

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  The Dorman - OE Solutions Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - (Part No. 520-217) is for 2 wheel drive (RWD). For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 1/10/2013 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                can the ball joint be replaced at a later date or is this liket OEM, where the entire assembly must be replaced when the ball joint wears out?
                Asked on 7/31/2012 by x

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  You can very well replace the ball joint instead of replacing the whole assembly. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 8/1/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                does the left side mean drivers side?
                Asked on 4/16/2012 by jake from w monroe la

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes, the left side means drivers side. This Dorman - OE Solutions Control Arm Front Left Upper with Part# 520-217 is for front left upper. In order to check the exact fit application, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                  Answered on 4/17/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                will I need to have a new FEA< or can I just mark the eccentric bolt before removing and re-instal it in the same position?
                Asked on 10/18/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification for further assistance.

                  Answered on 10/19/2011 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                Does this come with a ball joint?
                Asked on 8/11/2011 by Anonymous

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  Yes, it comes with ball point.

                  Answered on 8/12/2011 by Steve from AAP
                • A:

                  yes it does

                  Answered on 2/4/2012 by D james from newark nj
              • Q:

                complet info on this part would be helpful...does it fit upper---lower...left or right...??
                Asked on 5/28/2011 by shaggie from south georgia

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It will fit only for the front upper left Control Arm.

                  Answered on 5/29/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                Still would like to know if it has a grease fitting or not.
                Asked on 4/23/2011 by Ron from Richmond Va.

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, it has the grease fitting.

                  Answered on 4/25/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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