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.
    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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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  5 months ago +2435

    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:

  • محمد طه طه
    محمد طه طه 23 hours ago


  • breakz187
    breakz187 Day ago

    Shoulda got a new rack in there and the steering coupling
    Nice video nonetheless. Thanks.

  • Jason Lurf
    Jason Lurf Day ago

    5:04 incorrect position. Lean on the bar going left. Start at the 11 o clock position and go counterclockwise by leaning on it.

  • Jason Lurf
    Jason Lurf Day ago

    I wish you had a video for a Ford Econoline with a 5.4L V8.
    “How to rebuild an engine”

  • Michael Robison
    Michael Robison 2 days ago

    See guys? It's easy!

  • Advax Alex
    Advax Alex 3 days ago

    I watch this to better in a video game

  • Geovanny Guzman
    Geovanny Guzman 3 days ago

    I bet you can make your own car..

  • SeeItLikeItSub2It
    SeeItLikeItSub2It 4 days ago +2

    I missed you making videos, regularly. I'm glad you're back. You inspired me to work on my own car.

  • Troy Guinn
    Troy Guinn 5 days ago

    What would you suggest for a stuck axle nut? I've used the breaker bar and Jack trick only to lift my Jeep (by the axle nut) off the ground, twice; and broken two Craftsman bars doing so. I even pre-gamed properly, adding a small amount of heat and spraying pb blaster on the axle nut twice a day for almost two weeks. I've tried heating the axle nut with both propane and mapp gas to no effect.

    • Troy Guinn
      Troy Guinn 5 days ago

      Starting to believe rust-welding may have happened... Jeeze, Michigan is not kind to older vehicles.

  • yeahman1756
    yeahman1756 5 days ago

    mind as well change the lower subframe too
    .since its rusted in certain areas..

  • Wahyu Yudha Yudha
    Wahyu Yudha Yudha 6 days ago


  • roy f
    roy f 6 days ago

    hey chris, i have learned everything i do for my cars from watching your videos, have you ever replace a front bearing on a 2005 lexus is300

  • roy f
    roy f 6 days ago

    hey chris, have you done a front wheel bearing replacement on a 2005 lexus is300

  • Eric Peralta
    Eric Peralta 6 days ago +2

    Got 4 jack stands under the car and still put the tire under the car for extra protection 😂

  • Jorge Rodriguez
    Jorge Rodriguez 6 days ago +13

    No one:
    Me at 3AM: 7:06

  • vempriex
    vempriex 7 days ago

    This looks like the under carriage of my SUV vehicle: rust galore. My brakes and suspension are worn. I might have to watch this video quite a few times but most likely will take it to the shop since winter is arriving soon but will buy the parts/kit to save some money. Great video and will definitely be a learning experience. Thank you.

  • akcream
    akcream 7 days ago

    I just watch these videos like a movie. Aways good to learn💯👍

  • Nicholas Alonzo
    Nicholas Alonzo 7 days ago

    Lower control arm bolt is extremely stuck. How to proceed?

    • Nicholas Alonzo
      Nicholas Alonzo 7 days ago

      @Will Will even though the bearing is surrounded in rubber?

    • Will Will
      Will Will 7 days ago

      Try heating it up

  • Slyfrie M
    Slyfrie M 7 days ago

    Man, I love that Honda del sol

  • Treeanu Leeves
    Treeanu Leeves 9 days ago

    7:04 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Yanyan Divine
    Yanyan Divine 9 days ago

    who else whatch this and dont even have a car

  • Migals
    Migals 9 days ago

    Is a knuckle expensive? I feel like you'd just replace that too while you are at it.

    • InvestorGuy66
      InvestorGuy66 7 days ago

      I wondered that too (see my comment under the companion video). My guess is that the knuckle and the strut fork weren't replaced but, rather, were only wire-brushed down to the bare metal and kept because there are no moving parts or bushings and their structural integrity wasn't in question, thus, they were suitable for continued use.

  • Joe Barbaro
    Joe Barbaro 9 days ago

    Now do this on a Audi multi link suspension :D

  • Laszlo Bauer
    Laszlo Bauer 10 days ago

    I can tell for 100% sure. If you take something like this to a shop, they will say that you need a new knuckle. They won't try to save you money by removing rusted bolts like that. It doesn't come off like new? Sorry, we can't fix it.

  • Jonathan Leedy
    Jonathan Leedy 10 days ago

    Does anybody else still use an air impact gun and butterfly wrench

    • Freedom 1
      Freedom 1 8 days ago

      Jonathan Leedy I was wondering the same thing....

  • football 2777
    football 2777 10 days ago

    Lift it and put 33s on it a go wheelin

  • angela nadeau
    angela nadeau 10 days ago +3

    THANK YOUUUU!😁 How many days did this actually take you, with no help?

  • Skodaman2
    Skodaman2 10 days ago +5

    It's big. It's loose. It wanders all over the road. It's worn out. Sounds like my ex.

    • Freedom 1
      Freedom 1 8 days ago +1

      Skodaman2 we must have the same ex.

  • 2dogslide
    2dogslide 11 days ago

    actually you cant check lower ball joint on a jacked car. and those like to fail in bigger hondas

  • Davy Habell
    Davy Habell 11 days ago

    If you're only replacing the hub or lugs, using the Powerbuilt Master Hub Puller part # 648608T means you don't have to use a slide hammer, press or impact. You don't need to dissemble the suspension either. Just pull the rotor and caliper and remove the axle nut. Then use tool. There is no way a slide hammer would ever work even on a brand new Del Sol.

  • Some One
    Some One 11 days ago

    Can you just use baby oil

  • E A
    E A 12 days ago

    @21:03 you changed every part, except this part))) why ? i mean they dont sell this part ? why you painted and used it again?

  • Janelle Vlogs
    Janelle Vlogs 12 days ago

    You are tge KING of the cars

  • J Hauser
    J Hauser 12 days ago

    I don’t know Chris I can fucking listen for hours upon hours upon hours. As a former Automotive and diesel mechanic student and tech, it never gets old being an automobile Enthusiast it’s a perfectly understood language you’re speaking there man! Keep up the awesome work man I love it

  • Bad baiz
    Bad baiz 12 days ago

    Hey man I would love to buy that car from u I love Honda and I would like that to be my first car I really don’t have one as yet but if ur selling it please let me know.

  • Bryan Plaza
    Bryan Plaza 12 days ago

    You wanna know the best feeling.
    When unscrewing a tight bolt then u use a longer breaker bar and it unbolting easily and smoothly

  • Josè Luis Miranda Torres

    Muchas gracias por el video Chris, saludos desde México.

  • gerardo zuniga
    gerardo zuniga 12 days ago

    Do you have a video on vacuum leaks.?

  • ESGO
    ESGO 12 days ago

    2:23 "I understand that everybody has one" XD

  • D C
    D C 12 days ago

    Why separate the hub from the knuckle and also press out the wheel bearing? You’re throwing all the old stuff away.

  • antoni's bullet bike builds

    Man I wish my 02 gmc was that easy, I did the torsion bars, keys, torsion bar cross member, upper and lower control arms, wheel bearings, idle and pitman arm, center link, sway bar, sway bar bushings, the knuckle, brake lines (flexible ones) took days to do cuz it fought every step of the way and I have air tools, all the specialty tools as well.

  • Oubaid
    Oubaid 12 days ago

    literally can't make a video without soapy water in it 😂😂

  • Jeremy Roberts
    Jeremy Roberts 13 days ago

    I really love all of your videos Chris, BUT that tire wear did not happen from a camber issue. Clearly a toe issue.

  • Rayon Williams
    Rayon Williams 13 days ago

    Bro I dont got all those tools but I watch it all

  • amurray4579
    amurray4579 13 days ago

    What kind of paint did you use?

  • Car geek 101
    Car geek 101 13 days ago

    After watching this I’m so thankful to live in California where we don’t have rusty cars!!

  • Sergio Torres
    Sergio Torres 13 days ago

    Amazing video man. Thanks for sharing your knowledge sir.

  • Xinyu Luo
    Xinyu Luo 13 days ago

    This video takes so much effort and time! Appreciate what you have done! Thank you so much!

  • Robert E.
    Robert E. 13 days ago

    Your channel is like the "This Old House" of cars.

  • Tepanator
    Tepanator 13 days ago

    18:55 mind 🎆
    That just changed my whole life

    JINYING YAN 14 days ago

    Want to know how much this whole part cost of this honda

  • Tech Witch
    Tech Witch 14 days ago

    ChrisFix is the 90's MTV voice in the flesh.

    • Ronin
      Ronin 14 days ago

      Was just thinking he kind of sounded like Carson Daily.

  • Bad Axident
    Bad Axident 14 days ago +1

    I replace my front suspension piece by piece as each wears out. I never let it get that bad.

    • Bad Axident
      Bad Axident 13 days ago

      @Ronin My sentiments exactly. I have a 28 year-old Corvette, a 22 year-old Camaro SS and a 14-year old GTO that I constantly throw money at.
      I would not have bought any of them if they had been neglected. In the end, I will have three classic cars no matter how much I drive them. But they will never turn into a Honda.

    • Ronin
      Ronin 13 days ago

      @Bad Axident I get your point as well. Then again. There are some people who actually love the older model cars, and don't mind sinkinging a few hundred to a couple thousand over the course of a build. But, regardless of how much he sinks into it. It's still a Honda 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Bad Axident
      Bad Axident 14 days ago

      @Ronin I hear you and agree for the most part. I should not have said "rich people". I should have said "people who have sponsorship to rely on" are the only ones who would put money into a crappy car. I am not a hater. I hope he does 100 videos on how much money and effort he puts into this car. But in the end, it will be a like-new crappy car anyway.

    • Ronin
      Ronin 14 days ago

      @Bad Axident That's in Michigan. Not New Jersey where he's at. Also. You don't need to be rich to bring a cars suspension back from that state. A couple hundred or a little more could do that. Plus, he has sponsorship to rely on. And anyone who budgets their money can easily afford to do what he has done. Plus. The countless sites that sell quality parts for next to nothing.. that front end job is cake.

    • Bad Axident
      Bad Axident 14 days ago

      @Ronin I'm not sure about the rest of the states, but in Michigan when someone has let his car go that bad, we consider it junk. If the owner neglected the steering then he neglected a lot more than that.
      People who don't have enough money to buy a better car don't have the money for the full replacement of all the components that it needs. They would be better off finding another car in better shape.
      The best bet for someone who cannot afford to replace parts with new is to buy used parts if you have to. Only rich people can afford to bring crappy old cars back to new condition.

  • Dino
    Dino 15 days ago

    Funny how he say "normal" tools and then name all that army of crazy tools🤣

    • Ronin
      Ronin 13 days ago

      @Dino How do you figure? Those tools are easily gotten at lowes or home depot as well. Should probably use the search function on google more. They tell you stores that have tools available in your area.

    • Dino
      Dino 14 days ago

      @Ronin hell nah, you must live next to a Oreillys or something 😂

    • Ronin
      Ronin 14 days ago

      Those are pretty common hand tools though. Well, with the exception of an impact gun.

  • Yasin Akkaşoğlu
    Yasin Akkaşoğlu 15 days ago

    Renault 9 seni izleyerek yapıyorum.

  • whoppak
    whoppak 15 days ago

    Those 1.1K who disliked this video are bunch of idiot.

  • Bunny Balack
    Bunny Balack 15 days ago

    Where do I buy my parts?

  • Hr. m
    Hr. m 16 days ago

    WTF, i'm subscrieber under 700k, and now you have 5.5 mil? :)))

  • Steve XX Mubarak
    Steve XX Mubarak 16 days ago