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

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!
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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  1. ChrisFix


    Tháng trước

    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 VNchannel, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!

    • Moto Mania

      Moto Mania

      2 ngày trước

      @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


      5 ngày trước

      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 ngày trước

      Snake 🐍

    • that one guy

      that one guy

      10 ngày trước

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

    • gury0771


      18 ngày trước

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

  2. kevin miranda

    kevin miranda

    47 phút trước

    Thanks a lot I am doing my car this weekend, it took me 2 weeks to get all my parts. I you are saving a lot of money

  3. The Bird

    The Bird

    2 giờ trước

    Rear suspension next? Lol

  4. Johnny Martinez

    Johnny Martinez

    2 giờ trước

    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?

  5. Pablo Olmedo Jr

    Pablo Olmedo Jr

    10 giờ trước

    Awesomeso skills.

  6. GuNoteiiz


    20 giờ trước

    wait for u

  7. annie4horses


    22 giờ trước

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

  8. Corey2base


    23 giờ trước

    next video on rear suspension?

  9. the1 one

    the1 one

    Ngày trước

    chrisfix adds thread locker like gordan ramsay adds salt

  10. Randja


    Ngày trước

    good job, but please change color of that car

  11. David Warner

    David Warner

    Ngày trước

    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!

  12. MrMp214


    Ngày trước

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

  13. ArcticFlyer


    Ngày trước

    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 😐

  14. Shannon Dimitri

    Shannon Dimitri

    2 ngày trước

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

  15. Buzzy’s Mod

    Buzzy’s Mod

    2 ngày trước

    Why can’t you put it in the freezer?

  16. raverzer0


    2 ngày trước

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

  17. David King

    David King

    2 ngày trước

    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.

  18. Eduardo Macias

    Eduardo Macias

    2 ngày trước

    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

  19. Matthew Reimer

    Matthew Reimer

    2 ngày trước

    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

  20. Itzluke #fullsend

    Itzluke #fullsend

    2 ngày trước

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

  21. Joey Harrington

    Joey Harrington

    2 ngày trước

    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



    3 ngày trước

    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?

  23. SynQxzz


    3 ngày trước

    How do you tell foot pounds

  24. Dany Gurrola

    Dany Gurrola

    3 ngày trước

    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

  25. Aaron Corbet

    Aaron Corbet

    3 ngày trước

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

  26. Mike Creigton

    Mike Creigton

    3 ngày trước

    Awesome channel. Never stop

  27. CLoZe14


    3 ngày trước

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

  28. Danny Mistry

    Danny Mistry

    3 ngày trước

    Great video, thanks Chrisfix

  29. Um Amr

    Um Amr

    3 ngày trước

    Make new vidios

  30. Blake Stone

    Blake Stone

    4 ngày trước

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

  31. John Doe

    John Doe

    4 ngày trước

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

  32. Wayne Ealey

    Wayne Ealey

    4 ngày trước

    Thought me so much.

  33. Wayne Ealey

    Wayne Ealey

    4 ngày trước

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

  34. Yasir Muhammad

    Yasir Muhammad

    5 ngày trước

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

  35. Mr Tryhard

    Mr Tryhard

    5 ngày trước

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

  36. RtDK


    5 ngày trước

    "Never go in dry." :B

  37. θανασης καραμπαλιος

    θανασης καραμπαλιος

    5 ngày trước

    if you pause in 25;21 there are some turbos

  38. Shvan Najeeb

    Shvan Najeeb

    5 ngày trước

    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.

  39. Omer Faruk Goc

    Omer Faruk Goc

    5 ngày trước

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

  40. Manea Robert

    Manea Robert

    5 ngày trước

    I make your driftstang in forza horizon 3

  41. Samir Basic

    Samir Basic

    6 ngày trước

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

  42. Micah Thornton

    Micah Thornton

    6 ngày trước

    How much did all the parts cost?

  43. TCircuitry


    6 ngày trước

    Chrisfix Drinks Medium Strength Energy Drinks before shooting a video.



    6 ngày trước

    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 !!

  45. FormerNine 11079

    FormerNine 11079

    6 ngày trước

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

  46. Gerardo Santiago

    Gerardo Santiago

    6 ngày trước

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

  47. Barry Chen

    Barry Chen

    7 ngày trước

    Nice I've been waiting for it so long!

  48. H4Di


    7 ngày trước

    Does this work with other colours

  49. the daily jim

    the daily jim

    7 ngày trước

    How much for the whole complete restoration of this project

  50. Canesser


    7 ngày trước

    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.

  51. lexiis Jomar

    lexiis Jomar

    7 ngày trước

    Is this any different on a RWD car

  52. DG3_ 24_4_LIFE

    DG3_ 24_4_LIFE

    7 ngày trước

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

  53. bobby luke

    bobby luke

    7 ngày trước

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

  54. j228jazz


    7 ngày trước

    ChrisFix, can you fix my 1992 Honda Accord?

  55. A W

    A W

    7 ngày trước

    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.

  56. mike brink

    mike brink

    7 ngày trước

    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.

  57. Chuck F

    Chuck F

    7 ngày trước

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

  58. Dylan Ray

    Dylan Ray

    7 ngày trước

    1:40 ChrisFix? More like ChrisWhipped.

  59. Man-Ung Yi

    Man-Ung Yi

    8 ngày trước

    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..

  60. Jeremy Torres

    Jeremy Torres

    8 ngày trước

    I just watch these videos for fun

  61. Daniel Timbs

    Daniel Timbs

    8 ngày trước

    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

  62. Jayden Johnson

    Jayden Johnson

    8 ngày trước

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

  63. Max Jensen

    Max Jensen

    8 ngày trước

    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 :)!

  64. A Davidson

    A Davidson

    8 ngày trước

    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.

  65. Vetle Moe

    Vetle Moe

    8 ngày trước

    Are you thinking about lovering the car??

  66. The derpy Slurpee

    The derpy Slurpee

    8 ngày trước

    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

  67. Ian Taylor

    Ian Taylor

    8 ngày trước

    Coilovers would’ve been a nice touch.

  68. mistermatsuda


    8 ngày trước

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

  69. Alex Greenwood

    Alex Greenwood

    9 ngày trước

    Mighty Car Mods reference? :P

  70. RumYurr


    9 ngày trước

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

  71. Ryan Rayson

    Ryan Rayson

    9 ngày trước

    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

  72. Bashin


    9 ngày trước

    that body roll tho..😬

  73. Salvador Luciano

    Salvador Luciano

    9 ngày trước


  74. FireWorksVids


    9 ngày trước

    Lol wished my ttb i-beams were this easy

  75. brown sugarbooger

    brown sugarbooger

    9 ngày trước

    $ on parts?

  76. Huss A

    Huss A

    10 ngày trước

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

  77. Geoff Kuhn

    Geoff Kuhn

    10 ngày trước

    @5:40 @15:04 😜

  78. jason muscat

    jason muscat

    10 ngày trước

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

  79. Josh Bennett

    Josh Bennett

    10 ngày trước

    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.

  80. Almighty God

    Almighty God

    10 ngày trước

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

  81. raymond casarez

    raymond casarez

    10 ngày trước

    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.

  82. to G

    to G

    10 ngày trước

    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.

  83. Stellar V

    Stellar V

    10 ngày trước

    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

  84. Joe Sib Cars

    Joe Sib Cars

    11 ngày trước

    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

  85. Isaac Silva

    Isaac Silva

    11 ngày trước

    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!

  86. Hunter Ezzzy

    Hunter Ezzzy

    11 ngày trước

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

  87. Carlo Danese

    Carlo Danese

    11 ngày trước

    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! 😂

  88. Oscar Diaz

    Oscar Diaz

    11 ngày trước

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

  89. Corey Drums

    Corey Drums

    11 ngày trước

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

  90. Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta

    Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta

    11 ngày trước

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

  91. Mr. J

    Mr. J

    11 ngày trước

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

  92. Name Surname

    Name Surname

    11 ngày trước

    Когда она уже поедет то?

  93. Sakke Boy

    Sakke Boy

    11 ngày trước

    Why you dont put those turbo and intercooler to your Driftstang

    • I dont Know

      I dont Know

      7 ngày trước

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

  94. Nick


    11 ngày trước

    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

  95. smokingood197


    12 ngày trước

    Dude I'm so glad you have a Honda.

  96. lookitcrashed


    12 ngày trước

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

  97. JP Castillo

    JP Castillo

    12 ngày trước

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

  98. Cesar Ruiz

    Cesar Ruiz

    12 ngày trước

    Can someone buy this man a freezer lol 😝

  99. fidel barajas

    fidel barajas

    12 ngày trước

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

    • ali meesum

      ali meesum

      11 ngày trước

      Good Luck

  100. riikerman


    12 ngày trước

    405 humans thumbed down your video.🙁

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