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

Publicerades den 12 apr 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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  • Did you guys get notified by SE-tv that the video was posted? Also when you watched the video, was there a screen that said "this video was flagged by the SE-tv 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:

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

    • chris did you still editing the other vid?

    • The new video is private can you fix this please

    • 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?

  • 7:06 ChrisFix: You're probably gonna do this a bunch of times. 🤣

  • 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!!!

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

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

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


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

  • What is that silver paint

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Buy a silverado plzzzzz

  • 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Still can’t see the next video. Sigh

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

  • Second part????????

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

  • Now just do that three times more

  • 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?

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

  • Vid????

  • 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.

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

  • I used to be a fan But now ... I'm just an Air conditioner

    • I am very sorry

  • 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?

  • Another incredible video

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

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

  • What’s the name of the paint you use

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

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

    • youtube is the world of showoff. welcome.

  • 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🤘🤘

  • Make a video with a new throttle body please

  • Was the paint he used Por-15?

  • This is the reason why i subscribe your Channels LOVE YOUR VIDEOS BRO FROM INDIA!! 👍👍👍

  • Love your videos

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

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

    • Is already done

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

  • Do a 2 year drift car recap

  • 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!!!!!

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

  • make video on how to clean seats please

  • Wait another 1 month.

  • 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!

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

  • 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

  • Part 2 delayed ? 🤔🤔

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

  • 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

  • your the best Chris

  • 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?

  • 👍🏾 great information Chris and i like how you keep your fans updated on Facebook

  • 4:45 you can take thick screw driver put in middle of rotors let it lean on brake mount and u can brake bolt free if your rotors didnt come out with hole in middles that suck can do other way getting it off 7:30 ya could used two jack on side by side on body n put long board on hud try pushing it out by using two jack if ya car dont have cover body support dont do it best way get it off is attach to chain with heavy ball or something attach to it 20lb or more n try swin n drop let it snack it off ╮(╯▽╰)╭ i have done it soo many different ways 8:20 that wasnt good idea what u just did. you could take nut off n hit mount where screw is holding in mount it would fell right out after 2 hit sometime one time hit goes pop up 12:12 drain transmission fluid First before taking cv axles off

  • where is the video with reassembly?

  • ven new video

  • Do another fix of the del sol pls Chris

  • Great job! Be careful though not putting the water inside the transission after taking off the cardan!

  • Hey Chris. I have 2011 Kia forte that won't start. I replaced the starter, battery but still won't turn on.its just one click and that's it. Can you point me in the right direction?

  • How many inches long is your breaker bar?or did you recommend any size ? Thank you

  • Where’s the Thursday video it’s almost Saturday?

  • If your in the market for looking for a older, I think it's worth it.

  • Hey Chris. Love you channel. I have a question. I have a 2012 Kia Optima. Sometimes when I shift gears (from park to reverse mostly), I feel the car jerk, then as I'm driving I can feel the car "hick up". Some people have told me that it's the motor or transmission mounts and the mechanic said I need a new transmission. What is your opinion? Also, how long before a transmission oil change?

  • excelente video, saludos desde Durango México

  • On FWD vehicles, do they also have a wheel hubs and bearings in the drum brake assembly?

  • Shouldn’t you plug the open transmission hole before spraying?

  • 5 years ago I replaced the whole suspension on my 00 Honda Accord. Unfortunately tranny blows up and left me on a side of the express way 🤦🏿‍♂️

  • Imagine a person doing this and not realising that the rebuild is in another video and having to live with the car with no suspension for a week.

  • Chris, did u have to replace the engine?

  • Next Thursday he says

  • I kind of want to exchange out my whole suspension now, even though I don't need to.

  • Well, Thursday's come and gone. Where's the new video? I'm clucking!

  • At least I know why my car steers bad

  • Come on man where is the next part you said next week i'll upload a new video your content is so amazing and educative keet it up man love you from tunisia❤

  • God Bless, always drive safely and be considerate. No tailgating because this is harrassment and terrorism. Happy Easter, Prost 🐇🐰🐣🐥🐤🕊🌷

  • can you please get camber

  • Okay it's been a week now and i need my car. i followed everything and now it's just standing there without front suspension. 😁

  • You're who I'm going to when I finally get a car and need to fix it.

  • I need to do this on my Saturn but It’s almost not worth it I could buy another Saturn for the same price

  • How do I throw Chris $5 or $10 as a way of giving back? These videos have amazing production quality, and there is a lot of work being done. Audio overdubs. Proper close ups. Proper lighting. Just damn perfect camera angles and lighting. Right when you think that close up will lose you, he cuts and re-positions the camera. It is this attention to detail that makes Chris the #1 auto DIY content, by far.

    • +Joe Lee You clearly don't know how SE-tv works. Average $1000 per million views. Might even be lower these days. You think making $2k for a video that took a two months to make is being a millionaire ?

    • I think he could be already a millionaire with 5 million subscribers. I think we subscribe his channel, and don't skip the ads. That would probably help him a little.

  • How to remove all that rust?

    • wirebrush will get rid of it, or if you have a dremel a wire brush attachment

  • When will part 2 be posted? It's past Thursday already.

  • Could you do a video on how to make a clutch pedal softer

    • My 1998 Eclipse gs has a very stiff clutch and I’m not sure on how to make it less stiff.

    • Softer?

  • 7:02 I aint know you was like that Chris. lol

  • Hey Chris, I'm curious why you didn't replace the knuckle when you bought new parts for everything else? Also just curious as to what was the total cost in parts?

    • They don’t make them anymore and there is no reason. It’s just steel and has no bushings or bends in it. Normally you don’t change a knuckle when doug suspension work unless it’s damaged. Good question.

  • Excellent video with lots of great tips. Not sure I'd be brave enough to tackle this job myself. I have an older car (1983) and I doubt all the suspension parts would be available new. Are there any upgrades that would be worthwhile when doing this, such as using polyurethane bushings instead of rubber?

    • You can use poly bushings but the ride will be a lot harsher so for a Street car it’s not always the best choice. Depends on your preference.

  • Watched the entire video just because it's lovely work ain't it?! I did that to my car last year, now i need to do the same to the rear suspension.

    • +ChrisFix , I changed one of the wheel bearings of the rear suspension, but the noise remains because the other side is also shot. Basically, being broke for a couple of years caught up and the bill was handed to me. All the stuff that I couldn't afford at the time, started to get replaced since 2017. Congrats Chris for the video, and for the sucess you have become, thanks for sharing the videos with us.

    • Haha the rear is next for me too

  • When's the nex vid?

    • Oh thank goodness. I was having withdrawal symptoms like everyone else here! I know what happened, even if no one else does. Life. What happens when you think you’re on track and have it all figured out.

    • Tomorrow morning

  • Hey Chris random comment but I brought my first car! $15000 I bought a Holden VR HSV Commodore, an Aussie car :D

  • Where is part two!? 😭

  • Hey chrisfix why does my truck backfire/jerk when accelerate btw i like your videos!

    • ChrisFix thanks man much love

    • Check the spark plugs, wires and distributor

  • I love ❤ you so much 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Of course you had to pick the easiest damnn car in the planet to work on.

  • You are so patient. I would be going crazing if something didn't work right. I wish I had your patients and skill.