How to Rebuild the Entire Front Suspension in your Car or Truck

  • Published on Apr 12, 2019
  • Learn how to replace the ENTIRE front suspension of your car in this two episode series. First I will show you how to remove the wheel bearing, ball joints, control arms, tie rod, strut, and axle.
    The ball joint and wheel bearing has to be pressed out of the knuckle and I have a bunch of tips and tricks to make that easy. The upper control arm ball joint and tie rod can get stuck in the knuckle so I show some tricks on how to easily remove that. The rest of the suspension parts are pretty simple to remove and replace.
    Tools and Products:
    Mevotech Suspension Parts:
    Rust Paint:
    Impact gun:
    Torque Wrench:
    Bearing Press:
    Ball Joint Puller:
    Slide Hammer:
    Ball Joint Press:
    4lb Hammer:
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Comments • 6 774

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  10 days ago +2134

    Did you guys get notified by TVclip that the video was posted? Also when you watched the video, was there a screen that said "this video was flagged by the TVclip community and may be offensive" or something like that? Just wanted to check because I had issues last night which is why I had to postpone publishing the video. I hope it's all fixed and you guys learn a lot from the video! Stay tuned for the next video and then for a video that, well, covers a life changing event ;)
    Also for those asking why I am wondering, here is what happened last night when I went to publish:

    • Its Dudster
      Its Dudster Day ago

      Its fixed

    • UdaMesican
      UdaMesican Day ago

      No I was not notified, glad to see it though this is going to be an upcoming project!

    • Kaitlin Leung
      Kaitlin Leung Day ago

      ChrisFix p

    • slapopimp
      slapopimp 2 days ago

      +Caleb Peach Simple... repair shops are offended when trade secrets are shared with DIYers that save loads of $$$ not going to their shops!.

    • kman ash
      kman ash 2 days ago

      chris did you still editing the other vid?

  • Jonathan Gray
    Jonathan Gray Day ago

    I wonder if the haters can do 1/3 of what you can do Chris. A half means they will not. 3/4 means their lazy. Now all the haters can go to hell.

    LIN HAO Day ago

    Love your sawing screws to flat heads method.

  • FPSKoda4
    FPSKoda4 Day ago +1

    Does anyone wish that chrisfixes videos never end?

  • Fuson Yu
    Fuson Yu Day ago

    Dammmm I love your video to help me to learn those techniques. Thanks

  • Fred Garvin
    Fred Garvin Day ago

    You have 4.8M subs, don't you think you can rent some garage space and work out of the weather?

  • Rodrigo C C
    Rodrigo C C Day ago

    I remember this car when it came out... loving this honda series, and your videos are awsome. Made me want to buy a used truck pick-up and make usable in daily... 🤙🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

  • Christopher Gamer
    Christopher Gamer Day ago +2

    Chrisfix keep up the amazing good work and i can't wait to see the turbo kit install in the car.

  • Keith Sanders
    Keith Sanders Day ago +1

    Great video! I am pumped and ready to “fix it like Chris”!

  • OG Bandino
    OG Bandino Day ago +1

    Chris, would this tutorial still be relatively the same if my car is all wheel steering and all wheel drive? Or would there be too many differences

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Day ago

      Basically the same. Actually since it’s all wheel drive and all wheel steering, the rear will be just like the front too!

  • Xanxツ
    Xanxツ Day ago

    remember to lubricate and penatrate properly

  • carter judkins
    carter judkins Day ago

    I really want to know if that’s actual black paint or something else cause it looks thicker than actual paint

  • Its Dudster
    Its Dudster Day ago

    Wheres the puberty at?

  • decoder55killer
    decoder55killer Day ago +2

    I nutted :v

  • H gamer lt
    H gamer lt Day ago


    KDM TRAP Day ago

    Who would of thought somebody with marine Biology degree would make car videos

  • Марк Герасимов

    Just say that you like to cut rusty screws. Becuase if you are using pozidriv bit to unscrew phillips head you are effin idiot.

  • artdeco101010
    artdeco101010 Day ago

    Thanks for posting this, very helpful to see how these should be done.


    Prefer flat black in wheel well

  • Shepherd Wolf
    Shepherd Wolf Day ago

    Oh wow! I forgot about the ChrisFix decal on the valve cover! I need to go back to that video!


    Q: Doesnt spraying off the wheel well introduce water into the trans via the missing axle inlet?


    Stack your spare on top of the tire for better safety backup

  • Steve Huddleston

    @ChrisFix Which specific products did you use for the "silver rust paint" and the "thick black paint".

  • pipefighter
    pipefighter Day ago

    Nice video mr. !

  • Robert Brumley
    Robert Brumley Day ago

    Instead of going through all that crap, why not just buy a new car? Those old cars aren't worth anything no matter how much money you put into it, you will never get what you put into it.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Day ago

      I have less than $1k into the car including the price and it’s worth $1500. Plus they don’t make cars like this anymore and it’s a good vehicle to mess around with.

  • Luis Piedra
    Luis Piedra Day ago

    Can you give an estimate at how much it costs to replace the entire suspension with quality parts?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Day ago

      You need to look it up for your specific car. It varies drastically

  • Supremium
    Supremium Day ago +1

    7:15 me beating my meat

  • alberto escamilla
    alberto escamilla Day ago +1

    i did not see any notification. great video, i was very excited and you make it seem soo easy

  • shoe112
    shoe112 Day ago

    I have a very rusted 2001 nissan maxima, the hood dosnt latch because where the latch part would usually be attached to the frame, there iz now a hole of rust, is it worth saving or should i just start saving up for a newer car

  • Missy Darjan Spasojevic

    Beautiful video great camera angles! you've came a long way since the older vids you definitely make a great instructive vid. I feel like my autistic son could watch this n do it 👌👏✌

  • Oscar Cabrera
    Oscar Cabrera Day ago

    Awesome video! You always have great content to tackle the job. 🔥

  • Dexter Tang
    Dexter Tang Day ago

    Another reason why those "philips" head screw striped may be due to the fact that they are JIS standard screw head. Similar in design to the common philips head but it inherently is less likely to round off like normal philips does if you use the right JIS screws. Little myth is that all "philips" head screw you see in cars are actually JIS screws. This will save you a lot of headache especially when such screws are used to hold the brake rotors in place.

  • Jesus Lopez
    Jesus Lopez Day ago

    The tire wear isn’t camber wear it’s toe wear. Camber would damage all the tire not just the one side unless your running +18 for that damage. Good video by the way!

  • bravo3
    bravo3 Day ago

    Great stuff, and neat tricks......Thanks.

  • Lao Han Tun
    Lao Han Tun Day ago

    You guys open the bearing seal, the nylon seal, will find that, grease is so little, I would rub in real bearing grease, then close with nylon seal. I saw many cases like that.

  • Jorenz Tweet
    Jorenz Tweet Day ago

    Hi Chris. What do you think is the problem in my front suspension when I hear a sort of dribbling sound when passing by uneven road? Sound is not that audible on potholes.

  • Midnights & Mornings

    Hey Chris, what school did you go to get your certification?

  • Joseph Fiumara
    Joseph Fiumara Day ago

    Love your videos Chrisfix! Watching your videos I'v learned a lot and saved hundreds of dollars, My neighbors and friends think i'm a mechanic ! hahaa ! Your a great teacher !

  • ghost GAMING
    ghost GAMING Day ago

    VanossGaming is that you 11:03

  • BDF martin
    BDF martin Day ago

    Criss that is a d16 right?

  • bibi
    bibi Day ago

    Pouvez vous mettre les sous-titres en français svp

  • Keyboard Dancers

    Old tech is environmentally friendly, creates jobs and prevents drug use.

  • Nixy Guyaban
    Nixy Guyaban Day ago

    ChrisFix: You're probably gonna do this a bunch of times. 🤣

  • Greystoke1986
    Greystoke1986 Day ago

    Chris, I have enjoyed watching everything that you are doing to the Del Sol!!! What do you have planned for the exterior? Is it a secret or can you reveal a few hints now? Great job Chris!!!

  • Jesse Renn
    Jesse Renn Day ago

    Whoa wait when did he repaint the engine bay? Or was it always that white?

  • Sly John
    Sly John Day ago

    what part of the car are you resting on the jack stands in the beginning?

  • Abdulazeez Jawad

    7:05 - when your parents go out for groceries and you're home alone

  • BooMan TheGhost
    BooMan TheGhost Day ago


    KEE LOE Day ago

    Great vid. . . .
    Still dont have the balls to try it myself.

  • Bedlamco
    Bedlamco 2 days ago

    What is that silver paint

  • JillyBean860
    JillyBean860 2 days ago

    This brought back awful/great memories of my front suspension rebuild. I did this years ago with the help of your past TVclip videos and everything came out great. You are such an inspiration!

  • jamesws3
    jamesws3 2 days ago

    What penetrating oil have you found to work best? Reviews are all over the place.

  • TheRustyCracker
    TheRustyCracker 2 days ago +1

    Has a cordless impact.... nice tools... but uses a hand saw lol.

  • Chad Bell
    Chad Bell 2 days ago

    They have a tie rod end remover that makes it much easier to remove the inner tie rod. I would suggest this method over the way ChrisFix does it.

  • Fury_LitBoy
    Fury_LitBoy 2 days ago

    Why are there even dislikes on this amazing video ❤❤ Love your content

  • Marcelo Esquivel
    Marcelo Esquivel 2 days ago

    Buy a silverado plzzzzz

  • Jonny DIY
    Jonny DIY 2 days ago +1

    May have been answered already but what kind of Paints were those at the end? Silver was? Never seen silver rust proofing paint. Black was Herculiner type paint or?

  • Haxmaster
    Haxmaster 2 days ago +8

    7:04 Me every night before bed except dealing with another "Hub"

  • Rodolfo killa
    Rodolfo killa 2 days ago

    Hey Chris we would love a interior deep clean video please. Thanks

  • Bucking Bronco
    Bucking Bronco 2 days ago +2

    Now you need to show how to do it with solid axels. Like on an older pickup

    • Bucking Bronco
      Bucking Bronco 2 days ago

      +ChrisFix how do I message you? I cant find your email?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 days ago

      Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Message or email me your name and address for some ChrisFix swag for being the first comment!

  • Matthew Chan
    Matthew Chan 2 days ago

    Still can’t see the next video. Sigh

  • Jonny Fortin
    Jonny Fortin 2 days ago

    The 2nd part of this video says its unavailable. was it flagged for being to awesome too? keep up the good work man!

  • nicolas a
    nicolas a 2 days ago

    Second part????????

  • Jacoboss08
    Jacoboss08 2 days ago

    What happened to the new video? You said on ig it would be out today.

  • Merrick Galeener
    Merrick Galeener 2 days ago +1

    Now just do that three times more

  • Matt Estes
    Matt Estes 2 days ago

    Do you do a voice over your videos or do you use the microphone on your camera as your doing the work? or do you do both?

    ANDREW GEORGE 2 days ago

    Show us how to clean an engine frim old oil and smuge

  • alejandro vargas
    alejandro vargas 2 days ago


  • David Hommel
    David Hommel 2 days ago

    Here’s a freebie. Easiest way to loosen the axle nut is to put your socket and breaker bar on before removing the tires and put your car in drive or reverse and only move the car about an inch or two. Way easier on your back.

  • Marco Sin
    Marco Sin 2 days ago

    Hey Chris, so when you paint the suspension areas are you using some special paint or is it just regular paint?

  • Kingma Jasper
    Kingma Jasper 2 days ago

    I used to be a fan

    But now ...

    I'm just an Air conditioner

    • Joe Lee
      Joe Lee 2 days ago

      I am very sorry

  • Ash Kumar
    Ash Kumar 2 days ago

    problem facing in Chevrolet captiva 2007 manual, DTC U0073, U0121 and P0500 ,,,,suddenly odometer stops working ,all needles(Temperature, rpm, speed etc.) showing 0 reading , ac stops cooling while blower keep running,reverse gear light stops working and all happen intermittently and all together. Can anybody suggest solution?

  • Adi Azarov
    Adi Azarov 2 days ago

    Another incredible video

  • Marc-Antoine
    Marc-Antoine 2 days ago

    7:02 me when I see a brand new front suspension on a Honda

  • 03 Silverado
    03 Silverado 2 days ago

    Who can help me find a website that can give me good suspension parts for a 2003 silvarado 2x4? THANKS

  • Polo Junior
    Polo Junior 2 days ago

    What’s the name of the paint you use

  • WhiteStone30
    WhiteStone30 2 days ago

    Chris: Video next Thursday
    Next Thursday:....

  • J. M.
    J. M. 2 days ago

    ChrisFix is posting garbage videos. Honda Civic is not the same as every car. But ChrisFix pretends to know everything and every car. Disgusting.

    • Joe Lee
      Joe Lee 2 days ago

      youtube is the world of showoff. welcome.

  • Yogesh More
    Yogesh More 2 days ago

    Hi Chris fix I am looking forward to drifting because I am a pro at it in racing games and I subscribed to your Chanel keep it up🤘🤘

  • Deivid Georgiev
    Deivid Georgiev 2 days ago

    Make a video with a new throttle body please

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 2 days ago

    Was the paint he used Por-15?

  • CheckDrive
    CheckDrive 2 days ago +5

    This is the reason why i subscribe your Channels

  • Eldrich The roblox gamer

    Love your videos

    LEO SHOWS 2 days ago

    You are the reason I just bought a del sol a week ago and I fcking love it ☺️👌🏻 Thanks

  • MIB gamer 8764
    MIB gamer 8764 2 days ago +1

    When are you going to install the performance intake on the Driftstang?

    • S.A.M.
      S.A.M. 2 days ago

      Is already done

  • Gazz 999
    Gazz 999 2 days ago

    id love to do these things to my car...……………...but I need it for work Monday.

  • The King
    The King 2 days ago

    Do a 2 year drift car recap

  • The pro Gamer
    The pro Gamer 2 days ago

    ChrisFix Are You Okay Because you havent posted the video yet and i worried something happend to you its been a week sence this video if somthing bad happend Please FEEL BETTER!!!!!

  • Official Gamer
    Official Gamer 2 days ago

    Chris, please make a video on how to install a Turbo.

  • Life of entrepreneurs

    make video on how to clean seats please

  • Rasul Bin Ulangkaya Viray

    Wait another 1 month.

  • C-A-S Builds
    C-A-S Builds 2 days ago

    I see...
    YOU replace the suspension AND get a fixing experience...
    WE get to find out how to replace it!
    This is why i subbed! Love the vid man, keep it up!

  • hususeljalt
    hususeljalt 2 days ago

    On small picture I saw porsche 928. Un in video was honda :D

  • Yakamotokatsumi Nekonato

    Hey Chris no need to pin this comment cause you already pinned yourself but I know you like cars and drifting so I have a game called forza horizon 3 also forza has a 4 and a 6 Motorsport and 7 Motorsport your cars your rules your races your festival (no police included) and you can drift like I said I subscribed btw and I have a car that’s a Volvo v40

    MXINK 2 days ago

    Part 2 delayed ? 🤔🤔

  • dcow cowan
    dcow cowan 2 days ago

    I needed this video two years ago:( i didnt know how to remove those types of struts and i couldnt find anything

  • Prince Boateng
    Prince Boateng 2 days ago

    Big mistake with that castle nut. If you are replacing the ball joints and stuff why even put the castle nut on? Just hammer it without the nut since that part is being replaced anyways

  • Riq Po
    Riq Po 2 days ago

    your the best Chris

  • Saul Lopez
    Saul Lopez 2 days ago

    Thank you ChrisFix, you were a big part of passing my Asvab, and what kind of gloves do you use when operating on a vehicle?