How to Install a COMPLETELY New Front Suspension in your Car or Truck

  • Published on Apr 21, 2019
  • 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!
    First EPISODE:
    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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Comments • 6 663

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  4 months ago +1847

    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 TheXvid, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!

    • Lasco Brown
      Lasco Brown 15 days ago


    • Random GAMER
      Random GAMER 22 days ago


    • Cali Bassin YT
      Cali Bassin YT Month ago

      How do you know what foot pounds of torque to tighten some of the bolts to?

    • Daniel Rojas
      Daniel Rojas Month ago

      ChrisFix if one of your subscribers had some extra brake shields? Would you want them?

    • Joshua Kaczmarek
      Joshua Kaczmarek Month ago

      Chris..... I started working on cars with my Dad when I was a little kid and have been since. Your videos are AWESOME!!! The way you explain and go step by step is excellent!!!

  • Dilo
    Dilo 14 hours ago

    Am I the only one who thinks his voice changed at 21:40

  • Greg Merrill
    Greg Merrill 23 hours ago

    You get in trouble for putting parts in the freezer. Feel like that’s something that could happen to me. You crack me up dude.

  • MrKerry98
    MrKerry98 Day ago

    iIt would be helpful to give us a ballpark idea on how much each part costs....

  • Omer
    Omer Day ago

    New subscriber here, Chris. Great videos. I am hoping you can show us how to replace a rack and pinion soon. Thanks.

  • himynameistim
    himynameistim Day ago

    Buy parts from companies in the USA. If you buy overseas, a good portion of the money LEAVES THE COUNTRY. Buying American keeps the money in the states and makes us all richer.

  • Tamiya Brothers :

    Where is the turbo kit its been 2 months

  • i Schwak
    i Schwak 2 days ago

    When torquing down lugs nuts on a car the wheel assembly should still be supported by the jack.

  • Johnny Doggs
    Johnny Doggs 2 days ago

    You a genius!

  • Blah Snarto
    Blah Snarto 2 days ago

    do you have plans of doing the rear suspension?

  • zetA Gundam
    zetA Gundam 2 days ago +1


    • himynameistim
      himynameistim Day ago

      This was what, a $4000 parts buy right there?

  • Kurama
    Kurama 2 days ago

    I dont know why Im watching your videos I mean I dont even have a car 😂 Guess because its some really interesting stuff

  • Abel Nutu
    Abel Nutu 3 days ago

    bro ive been seeing so many ebay turbo kit videos lately.. maybe its a sign saying i need to do it lol

  • Jack Hyper
    Jack Hyper 4 days ago

    im actually studying to be a mechanic, so these vids really hype me up to be as good as possible, and have fun with these oppertunities! :D

    MC JOEY 4 days ago

    1:43 “I couldn’t put mine in the freezer. I’d get in trouble for doing that.” Looooll 🤣😂

  • Joe Bogard
    Joe Bogard 5 days ago

    Hey Chris, Thinking that an all wheel drive car would be a good next project as a lot of things can be more difficult to fix! I own a 3000gt vr4 and would really appreciate it, if it happened.

  • herbert kindl
    herbert kindl 5 days ago

    Anyone still tempted to see the turbo kit video, even after 4 months? :D

  • jun zhang
    jun zhang 5 days ago


  • jose rodrigues
    jose rodrigues 5 days ago

    Chris is always full of energy....👍👍👍👍

  • jose rodrigues
    jose rodrigues 5 days ago

    Nice video chris, at around the 6:04 mark it looks like you used a power tool? 👍 great job...

  • Nathan Lykouretzos
    Nathan Lykouretzos 5 days ago

    Explained to a family member's bf of how easy and cheaper it would be to install new struts by himself, than get it done in a shop for more cash

  • carolina bull
    carolina bull 6 days ago

    That's a easy suspension I want to see you do a 1996 Lincoln Town Car Executive model

  • Jambo Rmbac
    Jambo Rmbac 6 days ago

    holly smoke doesn't exist

  • Syed Ahmed Reza
    Syed Ahmed Reza 6 days ago

    I am gonna do my suspension all by myself now. I am confident even more

  • Sagar Wadekar
    Sagar Wadekar 6 days ago

    Hi Chris Sir, I am from India. I jus like all your car videos. All your videos r best. You explain everything so well, easy to understand. Watching ur videos I can understand my car n do myself most of work on my car. Thanks to u. Keep going. Good luck Sir.

  • Gabrieleboy
    Gabrieleboy 6 days ago


  • Rocky gamer yt subscribe

    What Chris loves:
    -his family
    -medium strength thread locker

  • Alex Ceric
    Alex Ceric 6 days ago

    Quick question. I am not familiar with asian car brands, what car make, model, and year is that? Looks like some kind of an older Honda,

  • Stoutisharp 4.0
    Stoutisharp 4.0 6 days ago

    To me installing a new suspension Is one of the biggest pain in the ass things I had to do with my car

  • ChoengDo Tuner
    ChoengDo Tuner 7 days ago +1

    What is honda vehicle name?

  • GOYA4416
    GOYA4416 7 days ago

    Your the man bro

  • Aeronautics101
    Aeronautics101 7 days ago

    Really looking forward to the turbo video!

  • Gustavo Marci
    Gustavo Marci 8 days ago

    You know everything chris...saluteee

  • RetroX
    RetroX 8 days ago

    Why not just make your own dust shield? They look rather simplistic and with a vice and a sheet metal hammer it should take too long to build

  • RH 0703
    RH 0703 8 days ago +1

    Amazing! I wanna do that as well on 2001 honda city type Z...

    EMAN TOSIN 8 days ago

    You deserve every single follower you gat.. Kudos man

  • Sam Sprouts
    Sam Sprouts 8 days ago

    Thanks Chris

  • Tony Willy
    Tony Willy 8 days ago

    You are my hero

  • Bautista good
    Bautista good 9 days ago

    Hey Chris I had a question on my 1997 hatchback DX Honda Civic I was trying to put new rims into it do I have to change the whole suspension front and back cuz when I put the rims that scrapes my size with Woodstock suspension

  • James Kaminski
    James Kaminski 9 days ago

    I know how to do 80% of the work he does, I just come to watch because its therapudic. anyone else?

  • Kai Suzuki
    Kai Suzuki 9 days ago

    Awesome !!! I learned a lot from this video keep on posting chris! Thanks

  • Russell Calhoun
    Russell Calhoun 9 days ago

    Do you ever plan on repainting this thing?

  • Jakob Konradsen
    Jakob Konradsen 10 days ago

    So you bought your Mother a car and she still won’t let you put your wheel bearing in the freezer😂😅

  • Don Kim
    Don Kim 10 days ago

    Chris I really enjoyed watching your clutch replacement video. I have a 2003 Tacoma 4cyl 4x2 and I'm wondering if my front coil springs needs to be replaced and my steering rack boots cracked and oily but I'm not losing steering fluid. Thx

  • ThatOneGuyWhoDoesStuff

    hey chrisfix, i have a 300k km audi a3, will it work for me ? (just a joke) love ur videos

  • journeyquest1
    journeyquest1 10 days ago

    Why do you post two vids doing the same thing on the frontend? Didnt find the one for the rearend.

  • DON P
    DON P 10 days ago

    You sir are the champ

  • SanityOne
    SanityOne 10 days ago

    Thanks, Chris. Excellent video.

  • Will Lee
    Will Lee 11 days ago

    Very well done, Chris! Thanks.

  • Joona Vaahla
    Joona Vaahla 11 days ago

    In my opinion the paint used in most of the painted parts looks very ugly.

  • Jose Flores
    Jose Flores 11 days ago

    Love your work this really helps 💯

  • Nathaniel Young
    Nathaniel Young 12 days ago

    How much you spend on the suspension parts?

  • jadoon Khalid
    jadoon Khalid 12 days ago

    First class:)

  • FiRm duDe
    FiRm duDe 12 days ago

    hey chris i just wanna know what is your views on electric cars maintenance!

  • Nick Hawthorne
    Nick Hawthorne 12 days ago

    Hey Chris is there anyway to lift a 1977 2wd, I just wanna lift the front another 2-3 inches and I used the little spring spacers but they didn’t work to well and I wanna know if there is any way to lower the bottom a plate.

  • Fried Rice
    Fried Rice 13 days ago

    Can I also use bread to put the bearing in? :D

  • James Haga
    James Haga 13 days ago

    i am doing my front suspension now on my volvo. Really nice to follow your advice. My ball joint sits a bit loose in the lower control arm, pressed upwards not downwards, and i got the ring put around it

  • Sean & Sandy
    Sean & Sandy 13 days ago

    Can you do this exact style of video for the REAR suspension too?! Really informative!

  • Cody Hypes
    Cody Hypes 14 days ago

    "I couldn't put mine in the freezer. I'd get in trouble for doing that," Literally laughed my ass off 😂

  • Drosogu
    Drosogu 14 days ago

    Great video. In the middle of replacing the springs, struts/shocks, front control arms, steering rack and adding a bump steer kit on my 97 Cobra. This and your coilover videos have really helped me out!

  • Girish Manjunath
    Girish Manjunath 14 days ago

    Still waiting on that turbo kit, Chris...

  • Abram Butler
    Abram Butler 14 days ago +1

    This description is so clear! Truly pragmatic! Thanks!

  • Liam McLoughlin
    Liam McLoughlin 14 days ago

    at 24:02 tap the 2 sides of the axle nut so it indents onto the axle , for safety
    before putting the hub cover on .

  • Auto Gamer
    Auto Gamer 15 days ago

    Im doing this job on my 99 Kia Sephia

  • Trevor Worobel
    Trevor Worobel 15 days ago +1

    Am I the only one who noticed all the “up next” videos at 1:22 😂

  • Brody Caruso
    Brody Caruso 15 days ago +1

    I’ve noticed that chris says “a pliers” or “a snips” i feel like just saying pliers or snips is correct grammer.

  • Pique L.
    Pique L. 15 days ago

    MCM: hmmm should I copyright my line?
    ChrisFix: too late buddy

  • Marco Perez
    Marco Perez 16 days ago

    where can i find the "upper control arm bolt" that comes loose from factory? all upper arms for sale do not have it.

  • Jak Rafiee
    Jak Rafiee 16 days ago

    you are the best!

  • Robot#1
    Robot#1 16 days ago

    Love the tutorial. Thank you, Chris!

  • Abel Infante
    Abel Infante 16 days ago

    Buen maestro

  • Doitmyself
    Doitmyself 16 days ago

    This guy is so good I watch the advertisements.

  • GOD Bless yoU
    GOD Bless yoU 16 days ago +1


  • Kenn's Day
    Kenn's Day 17 days ago +2

    Chris the fixer of car/truck problems.

  • J.
    J. 17 days ago +1