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:
    → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber:
    → Instagram:
    → Facebook:
    → Website:
    → My Channel Home Page:
    **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing.**
    Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
  • Autos & VehiclesAutos & Vehicles

Comments • 6 611

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  2 months ago +2272

    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:

    • Willie Powell
      Willie Powell 3 days ago

      Notified, no flags

    • T T
      T T Month ago

      No, you don't offend any one at all.

    • brendan taylor
      brendan taylor Month ago

      ChrisFix hey. Can u make a video on installation of radios & speakers ( in the delsol )

    • Bassem Dwidar
      Bassem Dwidar Month ago

      ChrisFix ok

    • John B
      John B Month ago

      ChrisFix what kind of pry bar is the curved one?

  • Riley Massie
    Riley Massie 21 hour ago

    Thanx chris i have the same del sol as you and I've used your vids of your del sol ever since I got it!!

  • Nick SE
    Nick SE Day ago

    What’s suspension

  • Mario Pavic
    Mario Pavic Day ago

    Hey Chris,

    I enjoyed your video

  • Standard Nerd
    Standard Nerd Day ago

    This isn't meant to be a criticism, just an honest question because I don't know. If you are going to all that work to replace the entire suspension and even rust proof before putting everything back in, why wouldn't you just replace the control arms rather than remove the bearings and refurbish? Cost? Refurb is just as good? Thanks for the awesome video!

  • AutoJack
    AutoJack Day ago +2

    Thank you so much man, you have inspired me to start working on cars!

  • Ya boy Brook
    Ya boy Brook Day ago


  • Ve Ce Papir.
    Ve Ce Papir. Day ago

    This is how much times he said "remove"

  • Adrian Loreño
    Adrian Loreño Day ago

    Hey Chris, what’s up with flipping the nuts over before hitting them with the hammer? Couldn’t you have just loosen the nut, get it flushed to the bolt and hit it that way? Or am I missing something?

  • Noe Contreras
    Noe Contreras 2 days ago

    This is how many times he said remove

  • Scheurer
    Scheurer 2 days ago

    in german a common name for the slide hammer is "wanker"

  • Salvador Artiga
    Salvador Artiga 2 days ago

    When will you stop using "Common" tools and get your hands on some "Legendary" or "Epic" ones

  • Tyler Hanks
    Tyler Hanks 2 days ago

    That poor screwdriver

  • el morenaje809
    el morenaje809 2 days ago

    hey chris big fan am trying to replace a radiator on a bmw x5 that am trying to flip cant manage to do it have any idea how to do it am from new jersey

  • Guillermo Vivanco
    Guillermo Vivanco 3 days ago

    Chris you are the best, all over TVclip,

  • Emmanuel Gutierrez
    Emmanuel Gutierrez 3 days ago

    What is the nut had a spring. I have been trying to remove it but is hard to take out

  • Anglo Saxon
    Anglo Saxon 3 days ago

    Great vid. Good work.

  • Leonard Wood
    Leonard Wood 3 days ago

    7:00 neighbors are like "Wtf is he doing??? touching himself outside?"

  • percy garcia
    percy garcia 3 days ago

    Very helpful and very informal, thanks! I have a 1999 toyota corolla that I want change my front suspension on, do the same rules apply for every type of car?

  • Mike
    Mike 3 days ago

    7:10 is how I do it 😎😉

  • y. o.
    y. o. 4 days ago +1

    19:00 that's the most useful tip I have ever heard

    RAFI MOSSADEQ 4 days ago +1

    I just want a legend friend like you you're a legend and awesome ❤️

      RAFI MOSSADEQ 4 days ago +1

      Give a like to me if you like Chris fix a lot dis guy Is a legend

  • Adhithya Randeni
    Adhithya Randeni 4 days ago

    I would say beeautiful

  • OG Fight night
    OG Fight night 4 days ago +2

    7:06 🍆💦

  • gaming tv
    gaming tv 4 days ago

    New Subscriber!!!! just 11 years old and i don't have a car but i still watching chris fix

  • Adonis E
    Adonis E 4 days ago

    Nice work Chris! New subscribers here. I just bought a 2005 LR3 SE and the hub, arm control, brakes, rotors needs to be changed. Would you say it is the same way it will need to be replaced or do you recommend taking it to the shop. Don't have much experience (can do brakes, oil change) doing major work like that. Kindly advise.
    Keep up the good work!

  • pellergin
    pellergin 5 days ago

    The pointy part of the puller screw at 9:40 is not suppossed to come in physical contact with anything while in use; if it's blunt, the puller is might move under a lot of force, making the tool useless.

  • white lash 14/88
    white lash 14/88 5 days ago

    What a wonderful channel

  • Riley McCallister
    Riley McCallister 5 days ago +1

    Me: uses a dollar tree screwdriver to put in brake to take out axle nut
    Screwdriver: snaps in half
    Me: crap
    Me: wait i think my dad might have a few snap-on screw drivers in his tool box
    Me: yaaaayyy
    And get the axle nut off
    So what im saying kids is if you use your tools and they brake. Always head to yourd dads tool box. He always has the good tools like snap-on

    • Kenneth Ebel
      Kenneth Ebel 2 days ago

      I'm the opposite. My dad is an IT guy and I'm a mechanic. He borrows tools from me

  • Riley McCallister
    Riley McCallister 5 days ago +1

    Sent ti ago

  • Jeremiah Jackson
    Jeremiah Jackson 5 days ago +1

    7:06...that looks wrong

  • Jz Play
    Jz Play 5 days ago +1

    I miss your videos so much 😭

  • Tün
    Tün 6 days ago

    What car is that? Looks like a Porsche 944 but it’s a Honda.

  • BaruzA
    BaruzA 6 days ago

    Ok buddy ok 7:01 xD

  • Seraphim401
    Seraphim401 6 days ago

    How does one rent something for free?

  • 999 Visible
    999 Visible 7 days ago

    7:06 lmao

  • Monkeytz
    Monkeytz 7 days ago

    Hi Chris. Big fan here :) . Great video as usual. Do you have a video on how to fix Del Sol's water in the trunk/rear window problem? Or do you plan on making one? Keep up the awesome work. Peace and love from Romania :)

  • Mr Mr Jims
    Mr Mr Jims 7 days ago

    I had same job done on 2008 Infiniti for 4000$

    THE NK CHANNEL 8 days ago

    Is there a way to super clean the bottom of a car?

  • Jussihin
    Jussihin 8 days ago

    Is there a chance to accidentally drain all transmission oil out when pulling the driveshaft out?

  • Anand Persad
    Anand Persad 8 days ago

    you living in a nice place!

  • parales03
    parales03 8 days ago

    Do one on your 98 civic. You explain everything very detailed and make it easy!!!!!

  • parales03
    parales03 8 days ago

    If i replace the upper control arms will need to get an alignment redone even tho I already had one done?

  • Braden Doughety
    Braden Doughety 8 days ago

    Anywhere I can find parts number list? I have a 94 del sol I’m trying to do this on. Thanks in advanced

  • MR E Homeskills
    MR E Homeskills 9 days ago +1

    As I age I cuss less :o) I do use an electric corded torque gun.

  • ShadowLMG
    ShadowLMG 9 days ago +4

    ChrisFix: this is so easy to do
    Me: cant even find a bolt

  • Miron swyst
    Miron swyst 9 days ago

    Going on a third axel replacement from firestone...first 9 months, second 12 months, I drove 8k miles per year, the keep asking for labor costs...b.s. sick of firestone replacements parts. The original parts on my 1998 toyota Avalon hold ..@ 250 k miles...but everything that’s replaced breaks under 9k miles ...

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  9 days ago

      Get OEM parts and replace it yourself to get the job done right.

  • jim green
    jim green 10 days ago +3

    Chris if you can make a video about diesel engines and turbos that will be perfect thank you for your efforts .

  • jim green
    jim green 10 days ago


  • Samantha Gulcharan
    Samantha Gulcharan 11 days ago +1

    Saran Gulcharan

  • Domitila Medrano
    Domitila Medrano 11 days ago

    How about brembo brakes

  • crazy videos *
    crazy videos * 11 days ago

    Please make video on how to install turbo kit in car ?

  • - YaBoyGrind -
    - YaBoyGrind - 12 days ago +1

    After which suspension part replacement should you get a alignment done or check?🤔

  • Kiba Kun
    Kiba Kun 13 days ago

    Does that apply for all the vehicles?

  • kevin miranda
    kevin miranda 13 days ago +1

    Watching this video before I change my whole suspension in my truck.

  • David Horowitz
    David Horowitz 14 days ago

    If you don't have one, you should buy an ultrasonic cleaner.

  • TIXSIYER Johnny
    TIXSIYER Johnny 14 days ago

    5.17 random lifting quote that doesn't apply to the situation

  • Joe Anderson
    Joe Anderson 14 days ago

    about how much did all the parts cost. Did most of the parts come in the mail, or at a local store? I tried to figure the cost but kinda lost in the process, so if you have gross $ that would help me much. Thanks in advance

    • Joe Anderson
      Joe Anderson 13 days ago

      @ChrisFix Wow, under $1000 for everything? I'm trying to price out the front end stuff like you did on the El Sol for a 97 Mazda. You giving me hope that I can get that done for a reasonable outlay. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, love your channel, and watch episodes multiple times to be sure that I get all the maneuvers

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  14 days ago

      I’m in under $1000 including the cost of the car.

  • japspec96
    japspec96 14 days ago

    What was the silver rust barrier paint? That's not linked.

  • D R
    D R 14 days ago

    7:04 me every night

  • Edilson’s dumb Videos

    No one :
    Me 1am In the morning: 8:03

  • El Dwell
    El Dwell 15 days ago

    Hey Guys! ChrisFix here, im gonna show you how to replace your entire wife!

  • Joni Ray
    Joni Ray 15 days ago

    I'm in need of rebuilding the front suspension on my 89 ford bronco ii. My sway bar is barely attached, my ball joints are almost completely shoot, my breaks are a mess, no clue what else could be wrong. The problem is it's my only transport, and I'm not completely sure I can do the job. Wouldn't be a problem if I had the money to put it in a shop but I don't even think I have the money for all the replacement parts.

  • Tim L. PINE
    Tim L. PINE 16 days ago

    Hi Chris; Love your channel for so many reasons. One comment though- car repair and home mechanics can generate a lot of hazardous waste and contaminated wash water (note how you sprayed down the wheel wells, soaped it up, sprayed it down again). All that waste and dirty wash water has to be handled responsibly and not allowed to harm the environment. For instance, most wash water that goes down a driveway and into a gutter ends up flowing to a creek or lake or bay without any treatment whatsoever (there are some combined storm and sanitary sewer systems but they're pretty rare, especially in the West). Please make a vid where you show proper management of wash water and waste automotive fluids; it would really help your subscribers, and the environment, a lot. Cheers, Tim

  • boostedsil40
    boostedsil40 16 days ago +1

    5:10 Lift with back in a twisting jerking motion,Ok got it.

  • boostedsil40
    boostedsil40 16 days ago

    this is the second time ive heard camber wear but I was told by my teacher that camber doesnt cause wear its toe,But if you have camber negative or positive you will see this in the wear but the wear isnt from the camber is this correct?

    • mike andrews
      mike andrews 14 days ago

      iv,e been a brake /front end mech. since 77 camber is a tire wearing angle

  • Jose Rodezno
    Jose Rodezno 17 days ago +1

    Drinking game idea. Take a shot everytime he says beautiful.

  • Zachary Barksdale
    Zachary Barksdale 17 days ago

    That would have been a great time to check if you had any play in the steering rack, it's really frustrating to put it all together and find out after the fact that the major problem was the rack. Then you would have to pull it all apart again to replace it.

  • Aysha's Kitchen
    Aysha's Kitchen 18 days ago

    Hey if i boaght a car for 300 $ how much may want to spend on it to get it going

  • 5uccme
    5uccme 18 days ago

    2:22 now i do understand that everybody has one

  • Blake Mcphillip
    Blake Mcphillip 19 days ago

    Install turbo on mustang

  • Can Senpai
    Can Senpai 19 days ago +2

    how did you learn that much about cars?

  • ToastyCornFlakes
    ToastyCornFlakes 20 days ago

    If you cant get your ball joint out of your lower control arm, jack up the suspension ever so slightly from the ball joint itself, and wack the sides of the lower control arm. It’ll release.

  • brushie _jp
    brushie _jp 20 days ago

    Do you have something on replacing that upper ball joint on that control arm? The arm is rust free but that ball joint design looks like a pain to get out of it.

  • Paul Roberts
    Paul Roberts 20 days ago +4

    Great presentation Chris. As hobby you should take up filming. The camera shooting is excellent!

  • raymond tuzzio
    raymond tuzzio 20 days ago +1

    Me: cris fix works smart not hard cris fix’s parents have entered the chat: only if you did that In school

  • Marcus383
    Marcus383 21 day ago

    “You wanna make sure you buy oem or better parts” please tell us how you find all these parts or kits with nice parts. Have a dodge truck and there front ends suck wanna get something better then oem

  • godhealedmefrmcancer

    I appreciate and enjoy your videos.
    Do you have a video on how to replace Timing Belt/Chain on Ford 2008 Territory

  • Khaled bishara
    Khaled bishara 22 days ago +1

    Love your video's Mr. Fix
    Keep it dude! Ty

  • Sean Santiago
    Sean Santiago 24 days ago

    Thank You Dad!!

  • Andrez !
    Andrez ! 24 days ago

    Why couldnt you get a new knuckle

  • Shutto
    Shutto 24 days ago

    didn't make sense when we were having our theory lesson

  • John Doe
    John Doe 25 days ago

    Dude.... I've watched, idk how many videos on TVclip, spanning many different content segments, and I gotta say (after only watching just one video of yours this one). That your ability to speak, to explain, to provide examples of when, why and how, your pace, your voice (yes your voice and how you sound is important in TVclip videos) patience, and how you even considered the thought of someone not owning a power tool and made this video accordingly. I'm not impressed easily at all, but when I am, I give due credit. You have a gift, you'd be a incredible teacher or lawyer best TVclip video I ever watched on ANYTHING sir make this your template in terms of execution cuz you did the damn thing on this one a dumb-ass can change a entire suspension after watching one of YOUR videos lol kudos to you sir

  • Boldrin Erasmus
    Boldrin Erasmus 25 days ago

    Hey Chris just saw the video, very helpful, I'm in south Africa cape Town, very informative and helpful,
    replacing tie rod ends now after watching your video,
    Keep Up the good work.

  • Patrick Simmons
    Patrick Simmons 25 days ago

    Nice video going to rebuild the front end in my truck relaxing built not bought

  • Drew Trailer
    Drew Trailer 25 days ago

    Wish I had that impact. I go Neanderthal hand tools. Sucks. I’d have to save for a year for that

  • Martin McSoar
    Martin McSoar 25 days ago +1

    Have you done an easy interior detailing video? I couldnt find one and honestly I need it. I buy and sell more cars than i ever thought I would and detailing the exterior is easy enough for me, but I'm tired of paying for interior detailing but I'll also never sell a dirty car. Lol.

  • Fernando Chavez
    Fernando Chavez 26 days ago

    I love ChrisFix

  • Joe Orton
    Joe Orton 26 days ago +1

    Great video now I'm headed to my garage to dismantle my leg and rebuild it

  • Michael Dailey
    Michael Dailey 27 days ago

    Extremely helpful, thank you so much.

  • Diego J. Vazquez Ferrer

    You should get a 350z

  • Johnny Martinez
    Johnny Martinez 28 days ago

    Hey, Chris. How do I know which hub bearing specifically to purchase for my car? My 1996 Toyota Corolla is 4 lug and would like to make it 5 lug like this. Do I order the 5 lug hub bearing for a newer model Corolla that is 5 lug?

  • Syed Mohammed Osman Hassan

    Please do a video on how to Remote start your car/ installation of remote start. Thank you for all the videos. Love to see new suspension on car.

  • DjNaresh
    DjNaresh 28 days ago

    dude u the man! your videos have help me so much thank you man.

  • David Craner
    David Craner 29 days ago +1

    Paint it

  • Ben Oehlschlaeger
    Ben Oehlschlaeger 29 days ago

    Hi Chris. My wife's 2004 Sienna has a shimmy when braking. I've replaced, rotors and pads, calipers, wheel bearings, and lower control arms. The control arms were clearly bad and that helped, but I still have shaking when braking. Tires are good and they are balanced. What else could it be? Struts? Sway bar linkage seems tight when pulling on it. Tie rods won't wiggle when I pull on them. Thank you for helping.

  • Lance Patterson
    Lance Patterson Month ago

    He has the best easy to follow videos,very informative and helpful. Keep it up. Hope to see a toyota project sometime

  • Corey French
    Corey French Month ago

    id like to personally thank you for your videos. they have helped me thought hell. i drive a 95 honda civic dx. seeing the fixes to all those common honda problems is great. keep this stuff coming chirs.

  • Your Mommy
    Your Mommy Month ago

    First, big thank you for your videos. Almost every video motivates me to do car repair by myself. Here is my experience:
    8:08 I would rather use special removing tool right from beginning instead of hammering it down with nut on the stud. As you said after you hammer it down you can have problem to unscrew nut. And it can be tricky to clamp down stud hard enough to unscrew nut. Also it's possible to damage rubber.
    I would like you shed some light on how to screw nuts when you install new knuckle. I had same problem with spinning studs and nuts. And you cannot just clamp down stud because: 1. After you tight down nut it's hard or impossible to remove clamp tool. 2. Most likely you damage rubber with clamp tool.
    P.S. Did this job last Saturday. I'm very proud of myself. Thank you again!

  • Aiden Harrison
    Aiden Harrison Month ago

    I don’t know what bolts have more rust. The ones on that car or the ones on the titanic