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

  • Published on Apr 12, 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 • 6 657

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  2 months ago +2291

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

    • Geoff Geoff
      Geoff Geoff Hour ago

      Why didn't you buy new knuckles?

    • Willie Powell
      Willie Powell 10 days ago

      Notified, no flags

    • T T
      T T Month ago

      No, you don't offend any one at all.

    • brendan taylor
      brendan taylor Month ago

      ChrisFix hey. Can u make a video on installation of radios & speakers ( in the delsol )

    • Bassem Dwidar
      Bassem Dwidar Month ago

      ChrisFix ok

  • alreddy13
    alreddy13 11 minutes ago

    I noticed this is a late model Honda. I have a 2010 Acura TSX, only my driver side tire is being worn out just the same as the tire in the video. I'm also experiencing a knock when I slightly press the break. After doing the suspension check you showed, would you recommend replacing any suspension parts on just one side or both sides, i.e. ball joints, control arms, tie rods, etc.?

  • Toni Turner
    Toni Turner 7 hours ago

    He removed soooo many nuts

  • leisly rodriguez
    leisly rodriguez 12 hours ago

    I’m here because I saw it on your van , great advertisement 🙌🏽

    WILD GAMING 18 hours ago

    honda accord 94 4 lug to 5 lug conversion video!!!! or even that honda civic you got just make a 4 to 5 lug video !!! please :)

  • Daniel Galazzo
    Daniel Galazzo Day ago

    If you hear the part and freeze the bearing with a freezer or liquid nitrogen it makes it easier to install. Cold metal shrink's and hot metal expands so blow torch and freezer XD

  • safffff1000
    safffff1000 Day ago

    I remove stuck screws if the head is good with vise grips and I separate most stuck ball joints my hammering the metal around them, they usually pop out.

  • MR Beast2.o
    MR Beast2.o Day ago

    Why am I watching this even tho I don’t need a new suspension

  • Accurate Installations, Griffo LLC

    Awesome mechanic, great instructions!!!

  • Luis O.
    Luis O. Day ago

    Amazing video

  • InvestorGuy66
    InvestorGuy66 2 days ago

    At just after 5 minutes in, Chris cracks the axle nut loose with his breaker bar, but he puts the bar at 3 o'clock and LIFTS UP on the bar to loosen it; I would suggest one thing to make this easier: put the breaker bar at about 10 o'clock instead of 3 when facing the wheel. That way, you have the added benefit of BODY WEIGHT in cracking it loose. Lean down on the bar, and that should break it free WITHOUT lifting.

    Also, I would think that lifting or pushing up would reduce the car's weight on the jack stands, possibly enabling the car to teeter. By pushing downward, you not only have body weight working for you, but no reduction in car weight on the jack stands. If you can tell me why lifting is better than pushing down, I'd love to hear it.

  • Dominator
    Dominator 2 days ago


  • crxdelsolsir
    crxdelsolsir 2 days ago

    Chris Fix: Buys parts car and gets rid of parts car Finished

    Me: Buy parts car...awww it is too good to part, it just needs a couple of parts and I can have 2 good cars
    Me: Buys parts car... buying the whole car was cheaper and still looks good. Only needs a few parts and I can drive a car with different paint look.
    Me: Looks for parts car, finds parts car. This one has different features and only needs a few parts which I already have. Buys parts car
    Me: Looks for parts car for other cars. This one is begging me to save it from the junk yard. Only needs a few parts and it will be a good car. Buys car
    Me: Looks for parts car, finds car. Buys car because it was a steal and I can sell it later.
    Me: Looks for parts car...

  • Skibble Dazzle
    Skibble Dazzle 2 days ago

    Thanks Chris, but no way I am going to disassemble my cars suspension.

  • Daniel W
    Daniel W 2 days ago

    Hey Chris do you have a video of this with a Ford Escape?? Just bought one for my grand daughter for her High School graduation???

  • GOPRO Mountain bike
    GOPRO Mountain bike 2 days ago

    Life hacks

  • Abdullah Swilam
    Abdullah Swilam 2 days ago +1

    God bless you chris, keep these videos coming !

  • NPC #303
    NPC #303 3 days ago

    You can beat the balljoints in and out with a hammer lol i have had to do it before.

  • E-Nonymouse
    E-Nonymouse 3 days ago

    I need to do this for my 97 explorer.

  • David Janssen
    David Janssen 3 days ago

    Who else needs their car fixed, can't afford it, doesn't have have tools and doesn't know how to use tools? We can always dream

  • Cody Mardis
    Cody Mardis 3 days ago

    When he said the car was scary I was like yeah sounds like my truck 😂😂😂

  • kevin wolak
    kevin wolak 3 days ago

    Why is he tearing the suspension out piece by piece when he could pull most if not all out as a unit?

  • kim carey
    kim carey 3 days ago

    Rubbish video,no help

  • Famous without videos :D

    We love you so much ypu need to know that :P

  • JMS Studios
    JMS Studios 3 days ago

    His dream truck is a hummer

  • Andrew Ross
    Andrew Ross 4 days ago

    This is match easer then lowering a 87 silverodo dulie

  • arman razavy
    arman razavy 4 days ago

    Please make a diy about converting brake drum to disc

  • Donald Koelsch
    Donald Koelsch 5 days ago

    Hey Chrisfix, one of the guys here!
    I have to do a complete rebuild of my front suspension on my 03 Crown Victoria. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, but after watching you do the DelSol, I feel it is something I can tackle (all I need now is the money for the Your videos have already helped me add fog lights, a new power socket, replaced a/c accumulator, plugs and coils, and fuel filter. Thanks for all your helpful videos.
    PS-The Vic needs tons of stuff the previous owner neglected. From body work to electrical, interior and exterior, it needs it all. If you wanted to do some videos, I'd let you borrow it for whatever repairs you want to shoot. And I would love to learn!
    Again, thank you for all your help.

  • Rapid
    Rapid 5 days ago

    Dude I low key actually want this car😂

  • Sensei Cutt it UP
    Sensei Cutt it UP 5 days ago

    Good thing is he has a loooottttt of money

  • marco mendez
    marco mendez 5 days ago +3

    hey chris fix how do you replace the head gasket and valve seals.

    • marco mendez
      marco mendez 3 days ago

      @Miguel Ortiz nice i'll check it out

    • Miguel Ortiz
      Miguel Ortiz 4 days ago

      He already has a video on the head gasket (the piston return spring video), he still hasn't done a valve seal video though

  • marco mendez
    marco mendez 5 days ago

    dear chris fix how do you replace the oxigen sensors.

  • marco mendez
    marco mendez 5 days ago

    yo chris fix how you fix the fob so i can program my car key controler?

  • Rodrigo Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Rodriguez 5 days ago +4

    7:06 me everytime i go to the restroom or when im home alone start off slowing then go fast😬😂

  • Buro Dackel
    Buro Dackel 5 days ago +1

    Me: feeling bored, a bit down...
    Chris: HEY GUYS IT'S CHRISFIX HERE (enthusiasm intensifies)
    Me: ☺

    • AtomiK
      AtomiK 5 days ago


  • Joe M
    Joe M 6 days ago

    If all the parts are going to the scrap yard, could a cutting torch be used?

  • Kerem The Gamer TV
    Kerem The Gamer TV 6 days ago

    I’m 12

  • Kerem The Gamer TV
    Kerem The Gamer TV 6 days ago +1

    Love your

  • J Solo
    J Solo 6 days ago

    That stud trick was badass

  • Riley Massie
    Riley Massie 7 days ago

    Thanx chris i have the same del sol as you and I've used your vids of your del sol ever since I got it!!

  • Nick SE
    Nick SE 7 days ago

    What’s suspension

  • Mario Pavic
    Mario Pavic 7 days ago

    Hey Chris,

    I enjoyed your video

  • Standard Nerd
    Standard Nerd 7 days ago

    This isn't meant to be a criticism, just an honest question because I don't know. If you are going to all that work to replace the entire suspension and even rust proof before putting everything back in, why wouldn't you just replace the control arms rather than remove the bearings and refurbish? Cost? Refurb is just as good? Thanks for the awesome video!

  • AutoJack
    AutoJack 7 days ago +4

    Thank you so much man, you have inspired me to start working on cars!

  • Ya boy Brook
    Ya boy Brook 7 days ago


  • Ve Ce Papir.
    Ve Ce Papir. 8 days ago

    This is how much times he said "remove"

  • Adrian Loreño
    Adrian Loreño 8 days ago

    Hey Chris, what’s up with flipping the nuts over before hitting them with the hammer? Couldn’t you have just loosen the nut, get it flushed to the bolt and hit it that way? Or am I missing something?

  • Noe Contreras
    Noe Contreras 8 days ago

    This is how many times he said remove

  • Scheurer
    Scheurer 8 days ago

    in german a common name for the slide hammer is "wanker"

  • Salvador Artiga
    Salvador Artiga 8 days ago

    When will you stop using "Common" tools and get your hands on some "Legendary" or "Epic" ones

  • Tyler Hanks
    Tyler Hanks 8 days ago

    That poor screwdriver

  • el morenaje809
    el morenaje809 9 days ago

    hey chris big fan am trying to replace a radiator on a bmw x5 that am trying to flip cant manage to do it have any idea how to do it am from new jersey

  • Guillermo Vivanco
    Guillermo Vivanco 9 days ago

    Chris you are the best, all over USclip,

  • Emmanuel Gutierrez
    Emmanuel Gutierrez 9 days ago

    What is the nut had a spring. I have been trying to remove it but is hard to take out

  • Anglo Saxon
    Anglo Saxon 9 days ago

    Great vid. Good work.

  • Leonard Wood
    Leonard Wood 9 days ago

    7:00 neighbors are like "Wtf is he doing??? touching himself outside?"

  • percy garcia
    percy garcia 9 days ago

    Very helpful and very informal, thanks! I have a 1999 toyota corolla that I want change my front suspension on, do the same rules apply for every type of car?

  • Mike
    Mike 10 days ago

    7:10 is how I do it 😎😉

  • y. o.
    y. o. 10 days ago +1

    19:00 that's the most useful tip I have ever heard

    RAFI MOSSADEQ 10 days ago +1

    I just want a legend friend like you you're a legend and awesome ❤️

      RAFI MOSSADEQ 10 days ago +1

      Give a like to me if you like Chris fix a lot dis guy Is a legend

  • Adhithya Randeni
    Adhithya Randeni 10 days ago

    I would say beeautiful

  • OG Fight night
    OG Fight night 10 days ago +2

    7:06 🍆💦

  • gaming tv
    gaming tv 11 days ago

    New Subscriber!!!! just 11 years old and i don't have a car but i still watching chris fix

  • Adonis E
    Adonis E 11 days ago

    Nice work Chris! New subscribers here. I just bought a 2005 LR3 SE and the hub, arm control, brakes, rotors needs to be changed. Would you say it is the same way it will need to be replaced or do you recommend taking it to the shop. Don't have much experience (can do brakes, oil change) doing major work like that. Kindly advise.
    Keep up the good work!

  • pellergin
    pellergin 11 days ago

    The pointy part of the puller screw at 9:40 is not suppossed to come in physical contact with anything while in use; if it's blunt, the puller is might move under a lot of force, making the tool useless.

  • white lash 14/88
    white lash 14/88 11 days ago

    What a wonderful channel

  • Riley McCallister
    Riley McCallister 12 days ago +1

    Me: uses a dollar tree screwdriver to put in brake to take out axle nut
    Screwdriver: snaps in half
    Me: crap
    Me: wait i think my dad might have a few snap-on screw drivers in his tool box
    Me: yaaaayyy
    And get the axle nut off
    So what im saying kids is if you use your tools and they brake. Always head to yourd dads tool box. He always has the good tools like snap-on

    • Kenneth Ebel
      Kenneth Ebel 8 days ago

      I'm the opposite. My dad is an IT guy and I'm a mechanic. He borrows tools from me

  • Riley McCallister
    Riley McCallister 12 days ago +1

    Sent ti ago

  • Jeremiah Jackson
    Jeremiah Jackson 12 days ago +1

    7:06...that looks wrong

  • Jz Play
    Jz Play 12 days ago +1

    I miss your videos so much 😭

  • Tün
    Tün 12 days ago

    What car is that? Looks like a Porsche 944 but it’s a Honda.

  • BaruzA
    BaruzA 13 days ago

    Ok buddy ok 7:01 xD

  • Seraphim401
    Seraphim401 13 days ago

    How does one rent something for free?

  • 999 Visible
    999 Visible 14 days ago

    7:06 lmao

  • Monkeytz
    Monkeytz 14 days ago

    Hi Chris. Big fan here :) . Great video as usual. Do you have a video on how to fix Del Sol's water in the trunk/rear window problem? Or do you plan on making one? Keep up the awesome work. Peace and love from Romania :)

  • Mr Mr Jims
    Mr Mr Jims 14 days ago

    I had same job done on 2008 Infiniti for 4000$

    THE NK CHANNEL 14 days ago

    Is there a way to super clean the bottom of a car?

  • Jussihin
    Jussihin 14 days ago

    Is there a chance to accidentally drain all transmission oil out when pulling the driveshaft out?

  • Anand Persad
    Anand Persad 14 days ago

    you living in a nice place!

  • parales03
    parales03 14 days ago

    Do one on your 98 civic. You explain everything very detailed and make it easy!!!!!

  • parales03
    parales03 14 days ago

    If i replace the upper control arms will need to get an alignment redone even tho I already had one done?

  • Braden Doughety
    Braden Doughety 15 days ago

    Anywhere I can find parts number list? I have a 94 del sol I’m trying to do this on. Thanks in advanced

  • MR E Homeskills
    MR E Homeskills 15 days ago +1

    As I age I cuss less :o) I do use an electric corded torque gun.

  • ShadowLMG
    ShadowLMG 16 days ago +4

    ChrisFix: this is so easy to do
    Me: cant even find a bolt

  • Miron swyst
    Miron swyst 16 days ago

    Going on a third axel replacement from firestone...first 9 months, second 12 months, I drove 8k miles per year, the keep asking for labor costs...b.s. sick of firestone replacements parts. The original parts on my 1998 toyota Avalon hold ..@ 250 k miles...but everything that’s replaced breaks under 9k miles ...

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  15 days ago

      Get OEM parts and replace it yourself to get the job done right.

  • jim green
    jim green 17 days ago +3

    Chris if you can make a video about diesel engines and turbos that will be perfect thank you for your efforts .

  • jim green
    jim green 17 days ago


  • Samantha Gulcharan
    Samantha Gulcharan 17 days ago +1

    Saran Gulcharan

  • Domitila Medrano
    Domitila Medrano 17 days ago

    How about brembo brakes

  • crazy videos *
    crazy videos * 18 days ago

    Please make video on how to install turbo kit in car ?

  • - YaBoyGrind -
    - YaBoyGrind - 18 days ago +1

    After which suspension part replacement should you get a alignment done or check?🤔

  • Kiba Kun
    Kiba Kun 19 days ago

    Does that apply for all the vehicles?

  • kevin miranda
    kevin miranda 19 days ago +2

    Watching this video before I change my whole suspension in my truck.

  • David Horowitz
    David Horowitz 20 days ago

    If you don't have one, you should buy an ultrasonic cleaner.

  • TIXSIYER Johnny
    TIXSIYER Johnny 20 days ago

    5.17 random lifting quote that doesn't apply to the situation

  • Joe Anderson
    Joe Anderson 20 days ago

    about how much did all the parts cost. Did most of the parts come in the mail, or at a local store? I tried to figure the cost but kinda lost in the process, so if you have gross $ that would help me much. Thanks in advance

    • Joe Anderson
      Joe Anderson 19 days ago

      @ChrisFix Wow, under $1000 for everything? I'm trying to price out the front end stuff like you did on the El Sol for a 97 Mazda. You giving me hope that I can get that done for a reasonable outlay. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, love your channel, and watch episodes multiple times to be sure that I get all the maneuvers

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  20 days ago

      I’m in under $1000 including the cost of the car.

  • japspec96
    japspec96 20 days ago

    What was the silver rust barrier paint? That's not linked.

  • D R
    D R 21 day ago

    7:04 me every night

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    No one :
    Me 1am In the morning: 8:03

  • El Dwell
    El Dwell 21 day ago

    Hey Guys! ChrisFix here, im gonna show you how to replace your entire wife!