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

  • Published: 12 April 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.


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    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 • 6 792

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   3 months back

    Did you guys get notified by YouTube that the video was posted? Also when you watched the video, was there a screen that said "this video was flagged by the YouTube 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:

    • This Old Chevy
      This Old Chevy  13 hours back

      ChrisFix is your “thick black paint” KBS coating?

    • This Old Chevy
      This Old Chevy  14 hours back

      ChrisFix “all you need for tools is.... *proceeds to show off 10k of stuff*

    • Erik Johnson
      Erik Johnson  6 days back

      I’m offended by the fact that I only discovered your channel this year. Your YouTube channel is #1 for me. I can’t thank you enough. Totally inspired.

      I went through some deep depression this year. Your videos renewed my zest for life. I’m eternally in your debt.

      Sorry to get all deep! But you’re helping people in ways you might not even know.

    • KSP Guy
      KSP Guy  1 weeks back

      No nothting

    • RedNinja
      RedNinja  2 weeks back

      No surprisingly nothing at all

  • slavapal00za
    slavapal00za  37 minutes back

    Amazing video! All of the different parts in the wheel well and how they work together were somewhat of a mystery to me...until now! You do such a great job explaining as you are demonstrating. I really like that you work on vehicles that present real challenges someone may face, like the hub not pulling out initially, and how to overcome them. Great work! I really appreciate it 😁👍

    • Mr Haych
      Mr Haych  16 hours back

      Great job, i replaced a rear wheel bearing on bmw. I had one issue which no one has covered on youtube. When i removed the hub, the casing of the bearing which covers the balls was stuck on the hub, so when i took the old bearing out and put the new one in, the hub wasn't going in all the way. After 1 whole day, i realsied that i needed to take the bearing cover off the hub. In this case it was too difficult so i took the casing off the new bearing and used the casing for the previous bearing.

      • Solverz
        Solverz  1 days back

        You should show us how to replace a sub frame 😏

        • Wertosh Naminus
          Wertosh Naminus  1 days back

          19:20 ...the hacksaw on the screw was a good idea. Before doing that, I would have hit the screws with some penetrant then a small wire brush in hopes to seat that bit more into the void.
          I don’t know any other Canadians who hate slotted screws more than I do, haha.

          Keep up the great work.

          • Rex Holes
            Rex Holes  1 days back

            What no soap and wooder?

            • kosmo seedo
              kosmo seedo  2 days back

              Thats a big fix right there. CF

              • Nigel Foster
                Nigel Foster  2 days back

                He makes this look so easy...

                • Jestone Walker
                  Jestone Walker  2 days back

                  At 7:08 i just laugh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 . You have a strong hands. It look you are professional removing the hub .That good Chris

                  • Jankis Janki
                    Jankis Janki  2 days back

                    rb26 swap ?

                    • Timmy C
                      Timmy C  2 days back

                      Hey Chris I have a question? What’s the difference between a impact drill and a normal drill?

                      • TheSaxAppeal
                        TheSaxAppeal  2 days back

                        "With these nuts removed --"
                        Your dog would like to know your location

                        • John Chaparro
                          John Chaparro  2 days back

                          I don’t wanna sound like a Dumbass but can I “replace” the “rear suspension”

                          • Jiggajig Jones
                            Jiggajig Jones  3 days back


                            • Jay Damm
                              Jay Damm  3 days back

                              13:44 Chris: it wasn't that hard, see how simple it was
                              Me: how tf he do that without rethinking himself

                              • Jay Damm
                                Jay Damm  3 days back

                                Sadly I'm 14 so I'll be waiting a couple years

                            • Todd Clay
                              Todd Clay  3 days back

                              How do you know if parts meet or exceed OEM? Why not just replace the knuckle too?

                              • MrMuffinsandTwinkies
                                MrMuffinsandTwinkies  4 days back

                                Man how the hell did you remove that axle so easily. On that badly of a rusted vehicle? The hell am I doing wrong lol. Axle slide hammer kit, chain+sludge hammer, pry bars and kicking them. Nothing is allowing mine to just 'pop out'. I swear this car is possessed.

                                • MrMuffinsandTwinkies
                                  MrMuffinsandTwinkies  3 hours back

                                  @Josh I did

                                • Josh
                                  Josh  3 hours back

                                  The magic of video editing. Use a blowtorch if you must.

                              • beards & bucks
                                beards & bucks  4 days back

                                Did you sell it and how much

                                • Celestina Martinez
                                  Celestina Martinez  4 days back

                                  Do need a need Axul if i hear a click when i turn when accelerating

                                  • Saša Duran
                                    Saša Duran  4 days back

                                    That is not rebuilding, that is replacing. You said it too.

                                    • Kabooki San
                                      Kabooki San  4 days back

                                      Woo! for del sol! Booo! for S trim :p

                                      • Munchy
                                        Munchy  4 days back

                                        Do more videos on the Honda del sol!

                                        • MUHAMMAD ASHIQ HUSSAIN

                                          Are you going to take this Honda to drifting?

                                          • EJSFilms2K
                                            EJSFilms2K  4 days back

                                            I think ChrisFix is really HowToBasic

                                            • Taylor Smith
                                              Taylor Smith  5 days back

                                              YOU ACTUALLY DROVE THAT WTH

                                              • Sukha saini
                                                Sukha saini  5 days back

                                                Good bro. ..we grab too much information

                                                • Dayton Larson
                                                  Dayton Larson  5 days back

                                                  Dude... You are actually a genius. All your little tricks would have saved me YEARS OF MY LIFE!

                                                  • Mr Alexander
                                                    Mr Alexander  5 days back

                                                    Great video bud. Fantastic explanations very well said and straight forward and clear. Very professional

                                                    • Cranberry
                                                      Cranberry  6 days back

                                                      You should save up to get your driveway and garage redone and start doing vids in there love the content keep it up ❤️❤️❤️

                                                      • HoT BoiAliaHereGucciFlipFlop

                                                        12:52 DEEEZZ NUTS LOL

                                                        • Boosted Honda
                                                          Boosted Honda  7 days back

                                                          Make a video on how to install a turbo kit

                                                          • Joe
                                                            Joe  7 days back

                                                            you made it look so easy on that old car, i took the wheel bearing off rear of my subaru and basically every bolt had to be cut off and replaced

                                                            • adam smith
                                                              adam smith  7 days back

                                                              I'm confused: if you're literally replacing everything, why not just use an angle grinder to cut all this stuff off?

                                                              • Mercer Frey
                                                                Mercer Frey  7 days back

                                                                Cause that's not how it works.. trust me on this one

                                                            • BeefGamer 23
                                                              BeefGamer 23  1 weeks back

                                                              19:55 this tool is abused. Call 157-269-521 to stop the abuse of tools. (Not a real number)

                                                              • David Chang
                                                                David Chang  1 weeks back

                                                                @ChrisFix: How do you seal off the hole to the transmission when you power wash the wheel space?

                                                                • Mate Matiashvili
                                                                  Mate Matiashvili  1 weeks back

                                                                  Plz add turbo

                                                                  • Cody Shields
                                                                    Cody Shields  1 weeks back

                                                                    Was the silver paint por 15?

                                                                    • Bts Lover
                                                                      Bts Lover  1 weeks back

                                                                      Awesome tutorial

                                                                      • Amanullah Jadoon
                                                                        Amanullah Jadoon  1 weeks back

                                                                        I find your video very decent and informative

                                                                        • MetallicaFan81
                                                                          MetallicaFan81  1 weeks back

                                                                          Chris, are you doing a suspension rebuild in the rear? And the roll cage in the stang?

                                                                          • Nigel Perez
                                                                            Nigel Perez  1 weeks back

                                                                            Did Chris fix go to mechanic school?

                                                                            • Kermit The clasher
                                                                              Kermit The clasher  1 weeks back

                                                                              Looks like me jerking off to porn 😂😂 7:02

                                                                              • Clorox Bleach
                                                                                Clorox Bleach  1 weeks back

                                                                                I'm used to trucks. Everything on that car seems miniscule.

                                                                                • Adrian Caliman
                                                                                  Adrian Caliman  1 weeks back

                                                                                  19:58 Ouchh, fingers

                                                                                  • Cameron Gasco
                                                                                    Cameron Gasco  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I really really want this beaute!!!!!

                                                                                    • twatflaps
                                                                                      twatflaps  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why smack the upsidedown nut to get the ball joint out?
                                                                                      Easier to hit the arm where the pin sits

                                                                                      • Dharmesh Ojha
                                                                                        Dharmesh Ojha  1 weeks back

                                                                                        like your videos but you should consider showing how the car drives after replacement or repair, your experience like what kind of improvement in, sound , torque, suspension in this case. ...

                                                                                        • Han Zhang
                                                                                          Han Zhang  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Amazing video. We have a copycat trying to be a Chinese version of Chrisfix and I wish he were only 10% as good as you