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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    Torque Wrench:
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    Ball Joint Puller:
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    4lb Hammer:

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Comments • 7 292

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   7 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:

    • Akuak Reech
      Akuak Reech  5 days back

      felipe Chavez vgresaza

      JACK LIGER ZERO  1 weeks back

      This was amazing chris really amazing job bro

    • AndroidFanatic
      AndroidFanatic  1 months back

      ChrisFix im convinced youre part of some secret government agency because you always have your 10mm

    • Architect172 schaakmatyo
      Architect172 schaakmatyo  1 months back

      I bet allot of garge's hate criss but we love criss. thanks criss

    • The Flags that Flew
      The Flags that Flew  2 months back

      ChrisFix Hi so who should you all the stuff you know about cars ?

  • Zoey P
    Zoey P  20 hours back

    very good video.

  • John Doe
    John Doe  20 hours back

    I've watched this video a hundred times at this point, so I felt pretty confident when I went to change most of my front suspension aside from axles on my 04' TL. First problem, could not take off the axle nut so I took it to a shop and gave them 5 bucks to break it for me. After getting the brake caliper off the upper ball joint bolt would NOT come off for anything..I stripped the bolt trying. Disappointed I'm gonna have to pay a mechanic..

    • Tuna Snack
      Tuna Snack  24 hours back

      I wish I had the money to do this

      • ChrisFix
        ChrisFix   2 hours back

        It's much cheaper to do it yourself then bringing it somewhere, always remember that!

    • americanbeast 51
      americanbeast 51  1 days back

      7:08ok wow🤣do that more often?

      • americanbeast 51
        americanbeast 51  1 days back

        Why did u pick the mustang is that black car for a drift care

        • ChrisFix
          ChrisFix   24 hours back

          I cant drift a Honda lol

      • Ricer Garage
        Ricer Garage  2 days back

        Perfect, my del sol needs the whole suspension replaced as well.

        • Ricer Garage
          Ricer Garage  1 days back

          @ChrisFix thank you for putting out these videos, I now have and exact reference to how to do it. Now to just round up the money to buy all the parts. You should also consider doing a video for the whole rear suspension.

        • ChrisFix
          ChrisFix   1 days back

          Now you know exactly what to do!

      • s Script
        s Script  2 days back

        ive been watching your videos for like 1 week, and mostly watching on mornings and after work, got to say, i learned a ton and will learn alot more, thanks for your hard work, really,congratulations on your dream car!

        • Bryan Chavez
          Bryan Chavez  2 days back

          I get that scary feeling when I’m driving my creaky 99 integra

          • ChrisFix
            ChrisFix   2 days back

            The Integra suspension is similar to this from what I hear!

        • H2Dwoat
          H2Dwoat  2 days back

          Hi, why not replace the gnarly knuckle as well?

          • Navy seals rock
            Navy seals rock  2 days back

            7:06 Me at 3 am

            • Mr Haych
              Mr Haych  2 days back

              Should have just changed the subframe and anti roll bar too

              • ChrisFix
                ChrisFix   2 days back

                Thanks for the video idea!

            • Sam S
              Sam S  3 days back

              U missed the knuckle that houses the wheel bearing. Nothing worse than brand new everything and seeing Rusty knuckles 😂

              • ChrisFix
                ChrisFix   2 days back

                What do you mean? I took out the knuckle?

            • Johnheald21
              Johnheald21  4 days back

              Dude, calm down

              • Astle Truscott
                Astle Truscott  4 days back

                7:06 uh wrong hub chris

                • Alaa Ibrahim
                  Alaa Ibrahim  5 days back

                  Great job. You deserve a million thumbs up

                  • T&J Adventures
                    T&J Adventures  5 days back

                    Honda del sols are the best little cars evwr

                    • FaderNaan Fadernaan
                      FaderNaan Fadernaan  5 days back

                      hey! chris i am wondering if you can use lock nut instead of castlenut?

                      • John Johnson
                        John Johnson  5 days back

                        I "came" at 7:05 of the video.

                        • Knut
                          Knut  5 days back

                          You Said Phillips head, but you used a star. Probaly the reason it rounded, they ARE not the same

                          • Big D BassN
                            Big D BassN  6 days back

                            What year Honda? Great info thanks!

                            • yung diabetes
                              yung diabetes  7 days back

                              What kind of car is this again

                              • you wouldn't get it
                                you wouldn't get it  1 weeks back

                                Watching you is like learning.
                                I will soon get my own old car to build and Im 14
                                At 16 in Sweden you can drive around slowly to learn how to drive

                                • ChrisFix
                                  ChrisFix   1 weeks back

                                  Awesome! Keep learning and saving up!

                              • MUSTANG GT fourpointsix2valve

                                Hey guys chrisfix 2019

                                • Dat Ngo
                                  Dat Ngo  1 weeks back

                                  ChrisFix: so easy, it wasn't that difficult, it was simple,...
                                  Me: what is this aliens technology?

                                • The juicy delicious chezzburger

                                  7:04 Chris really loves his car

                                • Brandon Petek
                                  Brandon Petek  2 weeks back

                                  Still waiting for the ebay turbo kit to be installed :(

                                  • Dead Inside
                                    Dead Inside  2 weeks back

                                    The parts cost as much as the car itself. Get a new one folks.

                                    • brayden ballantyne
                                      brayden ballantyne  2 weeks back

                                      why are all your cars so rusty? im from nz and have a 1996 car and it has no rust

                                      • LOONI BEATS
                                        LOONI BEATS  2 weeks back

                                        CAn you answer me this, I jack up my front end and both wheels spin freely but I go to wiggle my wheels it turns the steering wheel. My steering wheel doesn't lock. CLK430 Benz. oh when I hit a bump the car sways left or right really bad.

                                        • HEQTZ
                                          HEQTZ  2 weeks back

                                          god I love this car

                                          • Christopher Camargo
                                            Christopher Camargo  2 weeks back

                                            7:05 look like he was beating something

                                            • Aztec
                                              Aztec  2 weeks back

                                              You are too good man

                                              • Galaxxy
                                                Galaxxy  2 weeks back

                                                Why not replace the knuckle?

                                                • DragosDrg Gaming Hd
                                                  DragosDrg Gaming Hd  2 weeks back

                                                  12:53 you sayd deez nutz

                                                  • Gilbert Salvaleon
                                                    Gilbert Salvaleon  2 weeks back

                                                    Very nice explanation and video tutorials Chrisfix,now I learned how to remove and install the suspension parts of the car,because I am a automotive student here in Philippines for me ur a very good mechanic instructor.😀

                                                    • Hottspitta jR
                                                      Hottspitta jR  2 weeks back

                                                      Pff why pull up on the breaker bar when you could put it level with the ground and step on it with your foot.

                                                      • ExxistenceTV ヅ A.K.A 存在テレビヅ

                                                        Even i’m just 14 years old i’d like to fix a car like chris even i don’t even own an car.

                                                        • William Edward
                                                          William Edward  2 weeks back

                                                          @ChrisFix ...Any chance you might do a video on replacing a steering shaft? I have a 2009 Pontiac G5 that the steering wheel vibrates a lot when hitting a certain speed (around 100/kmh). I have a good hunch that that's what it is and from what I hear it's a pretty easy fix, but would love to see your take on this video. Thank you for your hours upon hours of knowledge/entertainment. I spent my entire weekend watching a good chunk of your vault.

                                                          • KillerDeadXero
                                                            KillerDeadXero  2 weeks back

                                                            I know you're mainly on cars and these skills are transferable to motorcycles. I'd definitely watch if you did motorcycles aswell! Quads, dirtbikes, or even building a lawn mower engine bike.

                                                            • Wes Chace
                                                              Wes Chace  3 weeks back

                                                              Alaskans: feels fine to me!

                                                              • patrice fournier
                                                                patrice fournier  3 weeks back

                                                                10:35 well lest just say looking at the tire that is under the car the alignment wasn't very good good begin whit

                                                                • Ryoflex Fitness
                                                                  Ryoflex Fitness  3 weeks back

                                                                  Subbed! Great video content and explanations!

                                                                  • Justin Murray
                                                                    Justin Murray  3 weeks back

                                                                    Hey Chrisfix, I love your videos! Just a suggestion for removing the ball joints: I usually remove the bottom ball joint first, since the top ball joint is still connected, it still has tension and is pulling up which helps encourage the bottom ball joint to pop out. Also, now that the bottom ball joint is out, gravity is pulling harder on the top ball joint which will help that one pop out. When I do it like this, many times I can give the knuckle a whack on the side and the ball joint will pop out by itself. Add a little penetrant beforehand too.

                                                                    • Happyville27
                                                                      Happyville27  3 weeks back

                                                                      Funny how my crown vic has over 200k Miles and has little to no play in the suspension

                                                                      • Maximus Villatoro
                                                                        Maximus Villatoro  3 weeks back

                                                                        @1:26 there is a visible crack in the upper control arm aswell

                                                                        • Griffin Plush and vlogs

                                                                          Thank you to jenson for good car content

                                                                          • xq39
                                                                            xq39  3 weeks back

                                                                            Now I understand why he offered only $300 for this car. The cost of new parts and labor for installing them would take 2-3 thousand to get it road worthy.