How to Install a COMPLETELY New Front Suspension in your Car or Truck

  • Published on Apr 21, 2019
  • Learn how to replace the ENTIRE front suspension of your car in this two episode series. Here I will show you how to install a brand new wheel bearing, ball joints, control arms, tie rod, strut, and axle.
    The ball joint and wheel bearing has to be pressed into the knuckle and I have a bunch of tips and tricks to make that easy. I show how to properly install a tie rod (safely) and get an accurate measurement so you can get the car aligned. I also show you how to properly torque down bolts with bushings so you don't tear them. The rest of the suspension parts are pretty simple to install and then we go for a ride to see how much better the car handles!
    First EPISODE:
    How to Replace Sway Bar End Links:
    How to Replace Wheel Bearing:
    Tools and Products:
    Mevotech Suspension Parts:
    Rust Paint:
    Impact gun:
    Torque Wrench:
    Bearing Press:
    Ball Joint Press:
    Silicone Paste:
    Grease Gun:
    Chassis Grease:
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Comments • 6 096

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  Month ago +1670

    I am pumped now that the suspension is all good and the surprise at the end of the video! We are gonna have some fun with this car!
    PS I will have a car meetup in Toronto Canada this Tuesday. Check my stories on RUclip, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!

    • Moto Mania
      Moto Mania 2 days ago

      @ChrisFix When is the turbo kit coming out, i am so pumped to see it. Man i love your vids they help a lot and can i get shoutout i next video

    • m4gician
      m4gician 5 days ago

      oh wow I missed this! I would've bought you a beer for all the money you've saved me with your videos. Please come back soon.

    • Luke Peter
      Luke Peter 7 days ago

      Snake 🐍

    • that one guy
      that one guy 10 days ago

      Hey Chrisfix what if a car has a torsion bar, what do I do

    • gury0771
      gury0771 18 days ago

      U r a fucking good Cris 👍🏻 u the master i love ur videos 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Pablo Olmedo Jr
    Pablo Olmedo Jr 9 hours ago

    Awesomeso skills.

  • GuNoteiiz
    GuNoteiiz 18 hours ago

    wait for u

  • annie4horses
    annie4horses 20 hours ago

    Bad credit? Medium strength thread locker.
    In jail? Medium strength thread locker.
    Fender bender? Medium strength thread locker.

  • Corey2base
    Corey2base 22 hours ago

    next video on rear suspension?

  • the1 one
    the1 one Day ago

    chrisfix adds thread locker like gordan ramsay adds salt

  • Randja
    Randja Day ago

    good job, but please change color of that car

  • David Warner
    David Warner Day ago

    Another fantastically well-described video. I appreciate the way you leave nothing to chance, as if not explained properly someone could mess up their suspension job. Trust me, when you go over every contingency it's so much more interesting and easier to understand the process because, you explain why you would want to do it a particular way, and for dummies like me, what would happen if done the wrong way. Never have I seen a better front suspension tear-down and rebuild for front wheel drive vehicles. You Rock!

  • MrMp214
    MrMp214 Day ago

    Want to do this with my car just wondering how much it’s going to cost me for parts.

  • ArcticFlyer
    ArcticFlyer Day ago

    Me: “watching Chris’s video while installing a new front suspension.
    Me: I really wish I had help with this
    Chris: *whispers In my ear* HEY GUYS*
    Me: I feel uncomfortable 😐

  • Shannon Dimitri
    Shannon Dimitri 2 days ago +1

    Hey chris, what about restoring the headlights on your mom's thunderbird?

  • Buzzy’s Mod
    Buzzy’s Mod 2 days ago

    Why can’t you put it in the freezer?

  • raverzer0
    raverzer0 2 days ago

    When pressing in the new hub shouldn't you press against the inner wheel bearing race instead of the outer race?

  • David King
    David King 2 days ago

    Chis, you went from teaching me how to remove the fog on my headlights. That video got me to subscribe and I have watched all your videos. I am so glad I hit that subscribe button years ago and thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • Eduardo Macias
    Eduardo Macias 2 days ago

    First I knew how to take a oil change on my car and now I’m learning to do more work to take more care for my car and my wife car too thanks chrisfix

  • Matthew Reimer
    Matthew Reimer 2 days ago

    Hey Chris just an FYI if you're twerking the bolts to spec after adding loctite you need to remove around 20 foot pounds. Wet torque and dry torque are two completely different numbers. The torque numbers in the book are dry torque. When you add anti seize your turning it into a wet torque

  • Itzluke #fullsend
    Itzluke #fullsend 2 days ago

    Holy smokes! Guys this feels like a diff-
    *wheel falls off

  • Joey Harrington
    Joey Harrington 2 days ago

    I wish Chris was my mechanic then I could just buy any old car for $300 and it'd be better than a brand new car lol

    ROY EUTSEY 2 days ago

    Thanks. About to change out the same. Have 2001 Nissan Altima, with bad paint peal. Can you let me know how you painted car mat black? Do you have a video?

  • SynQxzz
    SynQxzz 3 days ago

    How do you tell foot pounds

  • Dany Gurrola
    Dany Gurrola 3 days ago

    I have a question. How do you know when a Torsion Bar is bad or needs to be changed? I have a 2004 Chevy Avalanche z66

  • Aaron Corbet
    Aaron Corbet 3 days ago

    Thanks for the tips, this is definitely something I can use. Great video

  • Mike Creigton
    Mike Creigton 3 days ago

    Awesome channel. Never stop

  • CLoZe14
    CLoZe14 3 days ago

    How do you know you're at 40 ft/lbs with two wrenches?

  • Danny Mistry
    Danny Mistry 3 days ago

    Great video, thanks Chrisfix

  • Um Amr
    Um Amr 3 days ago

    Make new vidios

  • Blake Stone
    Blake Stone 4 days ago

    I got 2 Fords a '95, & 96, both are coups, that I need to do this too.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 4 days ago

    Would this work for a 1997 Mazda Miata ? I believe it uses a rack and pinion.

  • Wayne Ealey
    Wayne Ealey 4 days ago

    Thought me so much.

  • Wayne Ealey
    Wayne Ealey 4 days ago

    This channel saved me allot of times, best understanding channel of its kind, thank you chris fix your awesome.

  • Yasir Muhammad
    Yasir Muhammad 4 days ago

    Can you do an engine swap? I'm hoping to see a honda civic ex coupe with an H22!!!

  • Mr Tryhard
    Mr Tryhard 4 days ago

    Im confused, so is this a re-upload from the last one?

  • RtDK
    RtDK 5 days ago

    "Never go in dry." :B

  • θανασης καραμπαλιος

    if you pause in 25;21 there are some turbos

  • Shvan Najeeb
    Shvan Najeeb 5 days ago +1

    Hey Chris! Very nice explanation and professional. Doing all the jobs the way it should be done! I really enjoy watching your videos. Keep going and wish you a good luck dear.

  • Omer Faruk Goc
    Omer Faruk Goc 5 days ago

    Hi Chrisfix. Why cant I find none of the videos on the right side of the screen at 1:23

  • Manea Robert
    Manea Robert 5 days ago

    I make your driftstang in forza horizon 3

  • Samir Basic
    Samir Basic 6 days ago

    I just had my whole front end on my F1 50 thanks to you’re the man!!

  • Micah Thornton
    Micah Thornton 6 days ago

    How much did all the parts cost?

  • TCircuitry
    TCircuitry 6 days ago

    Chrisfix Drinks Medium Strength Energy Drinks before shooting a video.

    ARCTURUS 6 days ago

    A person could buy all the parts and Literally follow this video Step by step with your detailed procedures & tips and tricks ...Thats pretty amazing Great job There's Nothing like getting behind the wheel of a car that had a shot suspension and bad tires and then rebuild it get a front end alignment ,.......And then Drive it !!

  • FormerNine 11079
    FormerNine 11079 6 days ago

    hey chris what wheel fitment do you have and what type of wheel do you have?

  • Gerardo Santiago
    Gerardo Santiago 6 days ago

    Damn bro god bless you man I’m very impressed. Great job!

  • Barry Chen
    Barry Chen 7 days ago

    Nice I've been waiting for it so long!

  • H4Di
    H4Di 7 days ago

    Does this work with other colours

  • the daily jim
    the daily jim 7 days ago

    How much for the whole complete restoration of this project

  • Canesser
    Canesser 7 days ago

    That was awesome Chris, only one in the whole wide world that can narrate and demonstrate a job that good lol. Made my lunch break.

  • lexiis Jomar
    lexiis Jomar 7 days ago

    Is this any different on a RWD car

  • DG3_ 24_4_LIFE
    DG3_ 24_4_LIFE 7 days ago +1

    Hey man love your vids and I will be waiting for the rear suspension

  • bobby luke
    bobby luke 7 days ago

    25:47 What did you just say to me? *heavy breathing* I appreciate and like where your channel is headed.

  • j228jazz
    j228jazz 7 days ago

    ChrisFix, can you fix my 1992 Honda Accord?

  • A W
    A W 7 days ago

    Just a heads up if you're looking for an impact gun. Milwaukee does not honor warranty on any products sold via amazon. Watch out.

  • mike brink
    mike brink 7 days ago

    I'm curious how much money he has put into the car so far...Looks like it'd make a good reliable cheap little commuter car.

  • Chuck F
    Chuck F 7 days ago

    When you’re literally a helicopter mechanic but still watch ChrisFix lol

  • Dylan Ray
    Dylan Ray 7 days ago

    ChrisFix? More like ChrisWhipped.

  • Man-Ung Yi
    Man-Ung Yi 7 days ago

    Great job ChrixFix!
    It must have been lots of work shooting and fixing at the same time.
    Btw, I thought I saw your red Mustang somewhere around Edison on Route 1.
    Or it could have been another red Mustang..

  • Jeremy Torres
    Jeremy Torres 7 days ago

    I just watch these videos for fun

  • Daniel Timbs
    Daniel Timbs 8 days ago

    I found you yesterday brother and these videos are unbelievably entertaining to watch. You explain things so well and if I ever need to so any work on a car, I'd reference your channel over a Haynes manual anyday

  • Jayden Johnson
    Jayden Johnson 8 days ago

    I have no idea what foot pounds is I just guess it has something to do with angles

  • Max Jensen
    Max Jensen 8 days ago

    Hey Chris, LOVE your videos! I have a question for you & a request, but first your videos they have brought me so much knowledge, yet sometimes it can be hard to figure out the english terms and if it also can be applied to european cars, since I am from Denmark :). I use the information I can when fixing my own Mazda 6 2.3 sport 2003. It would be soooo much helpful for us all if you made a video of explaining what each compenent need to be torqued down to like in newton metre so we never over torque things. Is it possible for you to make this kind of video? Much appreciated if you can :)!

  • A Davidson
    A Davidson 8 days ago

    Me: Hey can you help me work on the car this weekend?
    Friend: eh.. got something to do >.>
    Me:ok fine, i have a bungee cord and tape.

  • Vetle Moe
    Vetle Moe 8 days ago

    Are you thinking about lovering the car??

  • The derpy Slurpee
    The derpy Slurpee 8 days ago

    In case you didn’t notice I like thread locker to but if you care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you. you are pretty good mechanic boy but give the Devil his do I bet wrench of good a against your soul because I think I’m better than you

  • Ian Taylor
    Ian Taylor 8 days ago

    Coilovers would’ve been a nice touch.

  • mistermatsuda
    mistermatsuda 8 days ago

    For a moment I thought you were going to make a custom dust shield! Nice vid man! Learned a lot.

  • Alex Greenwood
    Alex Greenwood 8 days ago

    Mighty Car Mods reference? :P

  • RumYurr
    RumYurr 9 days ago

    Chris did: so we are gonna add medium strength thread locker to put chicken fingers for nice tight bolts and less rust

  • Ryan Rayson
    Ryan Rayson 9 days ago

    Would this process be the same for installing a lift kit on a truck just replacing the parts with the lifted pieces instead of identical ones

  • Bashin
    Bashin 9 days ago +1

    that body roll tho..😬

  • Salvador Luciano
    Salvador Luciano 9 days ago


  • FireWorksVids
    FireWorksVids 9 days ago

    Lol wished my ttb i-beams were this easy

  • brown sugarbooger
    brown sugarbooger 9 days ago

    $ on parts?

  • Huss A
    Huss A 10 days ago

    Can anyone explain why he didn't just get a new knuckle instead of doing all that other stuff?

  • Geoff Kuhn
    Geoff Kuhn 10 days ago +1

    @5:40 @15:04 😜

  • jason muscat
    jason muscat 10 days ago

    I will bet 1million dollars that chris fix torques down with a torque wrench his mayonnaise and jam jars

  • Josh Bennett
    Josh Bennett 10 days ago

    Yes! Finally you have a Honda to work on. Thanks so much for the freezing metal tip. Science rules! :)
    You are my favorite teacher. Chrisfix helped me rebuild my 98 Honda Civic Hatchback.
    Thanks for the high-quality content bro.

  • Almighty God
    Almighty God 10 days ago

    What should I do if I don't have a snappering plier ( or however it is pronounced )

  • raymond casarez
    raymond casarez 10 days ago

    Hey chris one question you said you can put a 5 lug hub from what year or do you have a part number I also have a del sol and would like to put a 5 lug hub and put some OEM Honda wheels from a newer civic and what part number for the rear as well thanks in advance.

  • to G
    to G 10 days ago

    Great job .not a half ass job like many people at home would do.many people do not realize that every part of a car can wear out.

  • Stellar V
    Stellar V 10 days ago

    Can you do a tutorial about SUV 4 wheel drive?
    I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero one day suddenly the 4 wheel drive stick got stuck on 2h and it hasn't moved from there..
    Don't know what happened
    ..Can't use the 4 wheel drive anymore
    As usual nobody will explain this to me. Will be nice to have an idea, at least, what happened

  • Joe Sib Cars
    Joe Sib Cars 11 days ago

    In my country it's law you have to have a dust shield because it's a mot failure in my country is the uk

  • Isaac Silva
    Isaac Silva 11 days ago

    Hey man! Great video. Honestly never ever seen so much detail. You sure are a perfectionist! Great video man! My Mercury is getting close to the 200k mark and I will love to replace the whole enchilada like you did! Thumbs up man!

  • Hunter Ezzzy
    Hunter Ezzzy 11 days ago

    what is different about rebuilding a front suspension on a 2wd rwd truck

  • Carlo Danese
    Carlo Danese 11 days ago

    Hey guys! Chris Fix here!
    Today I'm gonna show you how to completely build a new engine from scratch using common hand tools. You'll need a ratchet with a few sockets, a plastic scraper, a torque wrench, a plastic container to catch your fluids in case of spillage and some jack stands!

  • Oscar Diaz
    Oscar Diaz 11 days ago

    Where were you when I was 16 in my del sol?

  • Corey Drums
    Corey Drums 11 days ago

    Omg. Amazing video bro !!!! That mf turned out sexy !!!!! Love your channel fam, I subbed for sure .

  • Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta

    I wonder if he is going to do a transmission rebuild lol

  • Mr. J
    Mr. J 11 days ago

    Am I the only one who gives these videos a "like" before watching them?

  • Name Surname
    Name Surname 11 days ago

    Когда она уже поедет то?

  • Sakke Boy
    Sakke Boy 11 days ago +2

    Why you dont put those turbo and intercooler to your Driftstang

    • I dont Know
      I dont Know 7 days ago

      It wouldn’t work because the driftstang is a V8 and the del sol is an in-line 4 cylinder

  • Nick
    Nick 11 days ago

    Why didn't you use your body weight when loosening the axle nut? I saw that you used your weight to tighten the axle nut around 24:00

  • smokingood197
    smokingood197 11 days ago

    Dude I'm so glad you have a Honda.

  • lookitcrashed
    lookitcrashed 12 days ago

    You need to get a land cruiser 80s series or any year Wrangler and work your magic!

  • JP Castillo
    JP Castillo 12 days ago

    Man, you really knocked me out. This is very, I mean very didactic. Thank you for sharing this amazing videos.

  • Cesar Ruiz
    Cesar Ruiz 12 days ago

    Can someone buy this man a freezer lol 😝

  • fidel barajas
    fidel barajas 12 days ago +2

    Hey I got an 83 el Camino and I plan on doing the whole suspension wish me luck ✌🏽👍🏽

  • riikerman
    riikerman 12 days ago

    405 humans thumbed down your video.🙁

  • Bo Duckett
    Bo Duckett 12 days ago

    great video, i like to heat up the hub where i'm pressing my icy cold ball joint. Thermal expansion ftw.

  • Young Rello
    Young Rello 12 days ago

    Half way done with my 97 maxima, this video boosted my confidence, I was stuck on the inner tie rod but not anymore!

  • Haris Shakeel
    Haris Shakeel 12 days ago

    Change the rusty exhaust