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


    28 dias atrás

    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 BR-channel, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!

    • m4gician


      2 dias atrás

      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

      5 dias atrás

      Snake 🐍

    • that one guy

      that one guy

      7 dias atrás

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

    • gury0771


      16 dias atrás

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

    • Tactical Canadian

      Tactical Canadian

      16 dias atrás

      Are you from canada?

  2. Matthew Reimer

    Matthew Reimer

    43 minutos atrás

    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

  3. Itzluke #fullsend

    Itzluke #fullsend

    2 horas atrás

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

  4. Joey Harrington

    Joey Harrington

    10 horas atrás

    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



    13 horas atrás

    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?

  6. SynQxzz


    16 horas atrás

    How do you tell foot pounds

  7. Dany Gurrola

    Dany Gurrola

    18 horas atrás

    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

  8. Aaron Corbet

    Aaron Corbet

    18 horas atrás

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

  9. Mike Creigton

    Mike Creigton

    18 horas atrás

    Awesome channel. Never stop

  10. CLoZe14


    21 hora atrás

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

  11. Danny Mistry

    Danny Mistry

    22 horas atrás

    Great video, thanks Chrisfix

  12. Um Amr

    Um Amr

    Dia atrás

    Make new vidios

  13. Blake Stone

    Blake Stone

    2 dias atrás

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

  14. John Doe

    John Doe

    2 dias atrás

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

  15. Wayne Ealey

    Wayne Ealey

    2 dias atrás

    Thought me so much.

  16. Wayne Ealey

    Wayne Ealey

    2 dias atrás

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

  17. Yasir Muhammad

    Yasir Muhammad

    2 dias atrás

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

  18. Mr Tryhard

    Mr Tryhard

    2 dias atrás

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

  19. RtDK


    2 dias atrás

    "Never go in dry." :B

  20. θανασης καραμπαλιος

    θανασης καραμπαλιος

    3 dias atrás

    if you pause in 25;21 there are some turbos

  21. Shvan Najeeb

    Shvan Najeeb

    3 dias atrás

    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.

  22. Omer Faruk Goc

    Omer Faruk Goc

    3 dias atrás

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

  23. Manea Robert

    Manea Robert

    3 dias atrás

    I make your driftstang in forza horizon 3

  24. Samir Basic

    Samir Basic

    3 dias atrás

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

  25. Micah Thornton

    Micah Thornton

    3 dias atrás

    How much did all the parts cost?

  26. TCircuitry


    3 dias atrás

    Chrisfix Drinks Medium Strength Energy Drinks before shooting a video.



    3 dias atrás

    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 !!

  28. FormerNine 11079

    FormerNine 11079

    4 dias atrás

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

  29. Gerardo Santiago

    Gerardo Santiago

    4 dias atrás

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

  30. Barry Chen

    Barry Chen

    4 dias atrás

    Nice I've been waiting for it so long!

  31. H4Di


    4 dias atrás

    Does this work with other colours

  32. the daily jim

    the daily jim

    4 dias atrás

    How much for the whole complete restoration of this project

  33. Canesser


    4 dias atrás

    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.

  34. lexiis Jomar

    lexiis Jomar

    4 dias atrás

    Is this any different on a RWD car

  35. DG3_ 24_4_LIFE

    DG3_ 24_4_LIFE

    5 dias atrás

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

  36. bobby luke

    bobby luke

    5 dias atrás

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

  37. j228jazz


    5 dias atrás

    ChrisFix, can you fix my 1992 Honda Accord?

  38. A W

    A W

    5 dias atrás

    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.

  39. mike brink

    mike brink

    5 dias atrás

    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.

  40. Chuck F

    Chuck F

    5 dias atrás

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

  41. Dylan Ray

    Dylan Ray

    5 dias atrás

    1:40 ChrisFix? More like ChrisWhipped.

  42. Man-Ung Yi

    Man-Ung Yi

    5 dias atrás

    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..

  43. Jeremy Torres

    Jeremy Torres

    5 dias atrás

    I just watch these videos for fun

  44. Daniel Timbs

    Daniel Timbs

    5 dias atrás

    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

  45. Jayden Johnson

    Jayden Johnson

    5 dias atrás

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

  46. Max Jensen

    Max Jensen

    5 dias atrás

    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 :)!

  47. A Davidson

    A Davidson

    6 dias atrás

    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.

  48. Vetle Moe

    Vetle Moe

    6 dias atrás

    Are you thinking about lovering the car??

  49. The derpy Slurpee

    The derpy Slurpee

    6 dias atrás

    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

  50. Ian Taylor

    Ian Taylor

    6 dias atrás

    Coilovers would’ve been a nice touch.

  51. mistermatsuda


    6 dias atrás

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

  52. Alex Greenwood

    Alex Greenwood

    6 dias atrás

    Mighty Car Mods reference? :P

  53. RumYurr


    6 dias atrás

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

  54. Ryan Rayson

    Ryan Rayson

    6 dias atrás

    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

  55. Bashin


    6 dias atrás

    that body roll tho..😬

  56. Salvador Luciano

    Salvador Luciano

    7 dias atrás


  57. FireWorksVids


    7 dias atrás

    Lol wished my ttb i-beams were this easy

  58. brown sugarbooger

    brown sugarbooger

    7 dias atrás

    $ on parts?

  59. Huss A

    Huss A

    7 dias atrás

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

  60. Geoff Kuhn

    Geoff Kuhn

    7 dias atrás

    @5:40 @15:04 😜

  61. jason muscat

    jason muscat

    7 dias atrás

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

  62. Josh Bennett

    Josh Bennett

    7 dias atrás

    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.

  63. Almighty God

    Almighty God

    8 dias atrás

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

  64. raymond casarez

    raymond casarez

    8 dias atrás

    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.

  65. to G

    to G

    8 dias atrás

    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.

  66. Stellar V

    Stellar V

    8 dias atrás

    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

  67. Joe Sib Cars

    Joe Sib Cars

    8 dias atrás

    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

  68. Isaac Silva

    Isaac Silva

    8 dias atrás

    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!

  69. Hunter Ezzzy

    Hunter Ezzzy

    8 dias atrás

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

  70. Carlo Danese

    Carlo Danese

    8 dias atrás

    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! 😂

  71. Oscar Diaz

    Oscar Diaz

    8 dias atrás

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

  72. Corey Drums

    Corey Drums

    9 dias atrás

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

  73. Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta

    Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta

    9 dias atrás

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

  74. Mr. J

    Mr. J

    9 dias atrás

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

  75. Name Surname

    Name Surname

    9 dias atrás

    Когда она уже поедет то?

  76. Sakke Boy

    Sakke Boy

    9 dias atrás

    Why you dont put those turbo and intercooler to your Driftstang

    • I dont Know

      I dont Know

      5 dias atrás

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

  77. Nick


    9 dias atrás

    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

  78. smokingood197


    9 dias atrás

    Dude I'm so glad you have a Honda.

  79. lookitcrashed


    9 dias atrás

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

  80. JP Castillo

    JP Castillo

    9 dias atrás

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

  81. Cesar Ruiz

    Cesar Ruiz

    9 dias atrás

    Can someone buy this man a freezer lol 😝

  82. fidel barajas

    fidel barajas

    9 dias atrás

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

    • ali meesum

      ali meesum

      9 dias atrás

      Good Luck

  83. riikerman


    9 dias atrás

    405 humans thumbed down your video.🙁

  84. Bo Duckett

    Bo Duckett

    9 dias atrás

    great video, i like to heat up the hub where i'm pressing my icy cold ball joint. Thermal expansion ftw.

  85. Young Rello

    Young Rello

    9 dias atrás

    Half way done with my 97 maxima, this video boosted my confidence, I was stuck on the inner tie rod but not anymore!

  86. Haris Shakeel

    Haris Shakeel

    10 dias atrás

    Change the rusty exhaust

  87. Thechristopherryan


    10 dias atrás

    If it doesn’t come with thread locker, be sure Chris will add it.

  88. Nick Singh

    Nick Singh

    10 dias atrás

    Does the Mevotech Kit come with the suspension bushings as well? I was looking at their kit but couldn't find any info, thanks!

  89. GoofyKnockz


    10 dias atrás

    Can someone explain the “torque pounds” to me

  90. Android Ken

    Android Ken

    10 dias atrás

    Oh yea. Lubricate that thread, Chris. Just like that. Nice.

  91. Gage Bland

    Gage Bland

    10 dias atrás

    indenting the axle nut at the end, wouldnt that make it impossible to take of for future repairs?

    • Miles Trueman

      Miles Trueman

      9 dias atrás

      Knock it back out like he did when he removed the original one

  92. Caroline Toupin

    Caroline Toupin

    10 dias atrás

    is it expensive to replace an entire front suspension ? I guess it depends what type of car you're working on but does anyone know how much is it ?

  93. Jamaal Thomas

    Jamaal Thomas

    11 dias atrás

    Hey Chris, I didn’t catch the name of the tool used to pump the grease into the tie rod end.

  94. Mtrboyz !

    Mtrboyz !

    11 dias atrás

    Hey chris could I pay you to work on my Chrysler?

  95. Jackie Ramos

    Jackie Ramos

    11 dias atrás

    perfect, this is giving me courage to do it myself and save hundreds +. thank you!

    • ChrisFix


      11 dias atrás

      Awesome Jackie!

  96. Scott Eckart

    Scott Eckart

    11 dias atrás

    A friendly reminder to anyone looking to do this is that any time you remove or replace brake calipers, you have to bleed the brakes properly and refill the brake fluid before it'll work

    • Scott Eckart

      Scott Eckart

      11 dias atrás

      And of course all you have to do is watch the @ChrisFix video on bleeding brakes! ♥ 🙌

    • ChrisFix


      11 dias atrás

      Thanks for sharing Scott

  97. visalik


    11 dias atrás

    where do you get the information for the proper nut tension?

    • ChrisFix


      11 dias atrás

      Check this out for more info:

  98. حسنين الشمري

    حسنين الشمري

    11 dias atrás


  99. Daniel Perez

    Daniel Perez

    11 dias atrás


  100. lolcup


    11 dias atrás

    can you adopt me? I have much to learn

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