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

Avaldati 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 EE-tv that the video was posted? Also when you watched the video, was there a screen that said "this video was flagged by the EE-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:

    • Where did you find the steering and suspension kit I would to do the same for my car

    • Its fixed

    • No I was not notified, glad to see it though this is going to be an upcoming project!

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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!.

  • Hey Chris, I enjoyed your video, and you have a new subscriber. What paint did you use? As well as the silver paint? Looks great, and I want to use it on my trucks suspension.

  • Can you do a video on leaf springs?

  • Super boulot même si la barrière de la langue est un peu compliqué 👍

  • nice vid dude

  • So anyone know how to get the rest of that bearing off the hub at 16:10? Or just leave it on there and pretend it was never there?

  • This was incredibly satisfiying

  • How to replace trunk???? Mine is partly ripped off

  • great tutorial, was very helpful for me and my honda 👍👍👍

  • 8:48 the way the rust flies off is smooth...

  • Kind of ironic that I’m currently doing this on my skylark with 47 year old original suspension. If you think that’s bad I think half a century old original suspension is just a bit worse lol it was a challenge just to drive it normally

  • Neat and great work lads! Keep it up 👏

  • Great Vid informative as always. Just got to say they way iv always been taught when hammering or pushing out bearing \ bushes is to clamps or secure as close as possible to what your trying to remove. allowing the force to go where you want it with risking bending anything. just thought i would put that out there. Keep up the good work, you always keep your content interesting . :)

  • out with the old ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) AND IN WITH THE NEW (ノಠ ͜ʖ ಠ) ノ

  • Very detailed and informative video. Great job!

  • Also you should find a fiero to play with.

  • Drift car or pro mod goo lol

  • I wonder if the haters can do 1/3 of what you can do Chris. A half means they will not. 3/4 means their lazy. Now all the haters can go to hell.

  • Love your sawing screws to flat heads method.

  • Does anyone wish that chrisfixes videos never end?

  • Dammmm I love your video to help me to learn those techniques. Thanks

  • You have 4.8M subs, don't you think you can rent some garage space and work out of the weather?

  • I remember this car when it came out... loving this honda series, and your videos are awsome. Made me want to buy a used truck pick-up and make usable in daily... 🤙🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

  • Chrisfix keep up the amazing good work and i can't wait to see the turbo kit install in the car.

  • Great video! I am pumped and ready to “fix it like Chris”!

  • Chris, would this tutorial still be relatively the same if my car is all wheel steering and all wheel drive? Or would there be too many differences

    • Basically the same. Actually since it’s all wheel drive and all wheel steering, the rear will be just like the front too!

  • remember to lubricate and penatrate properly

  • I really want to know if that’s actual black paint or something else cause it looks thicker than actual paint

  • Wheres the puberty at?

  • I nutted :v

  • 9:08

  • Who would of thought somebody with marine Biology degree would make car videos

  • Just say that you like to cut rusty screws. Becuase if you are using pozidriv bit to unscrew phillips head you are effin idiot.

  • Thanks for posting this, very helpful to see how these should be done.

  • Prefer flat black in wheel well

  • Oh wow! I forgot about the ChrisFix decal on the valve cover! I need to go back to that video!

  • Q: Doesnt spraying off the wheel well introduce water into the trans via the missing axle inlet?

  • Stack your spare on top of the tire for better safety backup

  • @ChrisFix Which specific products did you use for the "silver rust paint" and the "thick black paint".

    • i was wondering the same thing. the link in the description gives several examples but didn’t seem like it was what he used

  • Nice video mr. !

  • Instead of going through all that crap, why not just buy a new car? Those old cars aren't worth anything no matter how much money you put into it, you will never get what you put into it.

    • I have less than $1k into the car including the price and it’s worth $1500. Plus they don’t make cars like this anymore and it’s a good vehicle to mess around with.

  • Can you give an estimate at how much it costs to replace the entire suspension with quality parts?

    • +ChrisFix well mine is a 2000 prelude which Is almost similar but just not sure which brand would be a good quality for that car that's not overpriced

    • You need to look it up for your specific car. It varies drastically

  • 7:15 me beating my meat

  • i did not see any notification. great video, i was very excited and you make it seem soo easy

  • I have a very rusted 2001 nissan maxima, the hood dosnt latch because where the latch part would usually be attached to the frame, there iz now a hole of rust, is it worth saving or should i just start saving up for a newer car

  • Beautiful video great camera angles! you've came a long way since the older vids you definitely make a great instructive vid. I feel like my autistic son could watch this n do it 👌👏✌

  • Awesome video! You always have great content to tackle the job. 🔥

  • Another reason why those "philips" head screw striped may be due to the fact that they are JIS standard screw head. Similar in design to the common philips head but it inherently is less likely to round off like normal philips does if you use the right JIS screws. Little myth is that all "philips" head screw you see in cars are actually JIS screws. This will save you a lot of headache especially when such screws are used to hold the brake rotors in place.

  • The tire wear isn’t camber wear it’s toe wear. Camber would damage all the tire not just the one side unless your running +18 for that damage. Good video by the way!

  • Great stuff, and neat tricks......Thanks.

  • You guys open the bearing seal, the nylon seal, will find that, grease is so little, I would rub in real bearing grease, then close with nylon seal. I saw many cases like that.

  • Hi Chris. What do you think is the problem in my front suspension when I hear a sort of dribbling sound when passing by uneven road? Sound is not that audible on potholes.

  • 7:15-7:17

  • Hey Chris, what school did you go to get your certification?

  • Love your videos Chrisfix! Watching your videos I'v learned a lot and saved hundreds of dollars, My neighbors and friends think i'm a mechanic ! hahaa ! Your a great teacher !

  • VanossGaming is that you 11:03

  • Criss that is a d16 right?

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  • Old tech is environmentally friendly, creates jobs and prevents drug use.

  • 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 EE-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"

    • chris is obviously a child of god. id have that hub off in 4 pumps

  • 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