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

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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!
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ChrisFix
ChrisFix 29 days ago
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 RUvid, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!
Moto Mania
Moto Mania 19 hours ago
@ChrisFix When is the turbo kit coming out, i am so pumped to see it. Man i love your vids they help a lot and can i get shoutout i next video
m4gician
m4gician 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Snake 🐍
that one guy
that one guy 8 days ago
Hey Chrisfix what if a car has a torsion bar, what do I do
gury0771
gury0771 17 days ago
U r a fucking good Cris 👍🏻 u the master i love ur videos 👍🏻👍🏻
Randja
Randja Hour ago
good job, but please change color of that car
David Warner
David Warner 7 hours ago
Another fantastically well-described video. I appreciate the way you leave nothing to chance, as if not explained properly someone could mess up their suspension job. Trust me, when you go over every contingency it's so much more interesting and easier to understand the process because, you explain why you would want to do it a particular way, and for dummies like me, what would happen if done the wrong way. Never have I seen a better front suspension tear-down and rebuild for front wheel drive vehicles. You Rock!
MrMp214
MrMp214 9 hours ago
Want to do this with my car just wondering how much it’s going to cost me for parts.
ArcticFlyer
ArcticFlyer 11 hours ago
Me: “watching Chris’s video while installing a new front suspension. Me: I really wish I had help with this Chris: *whispers In my ear* HEY GUYS* Me: I feel uncomfortable 😐
Shannon Dimitri
Shannon Dimitri 15 hours ago
Hey chris, what about restoring the headlights on your mom's thunderbird?
Buzzy’s Mod
Buzzy’s Mod 17 hours ago
Why can’t you put it in the freezer?
raverzer0
raverzer0 17 hours ago
When pressing in the new hub shouldn't you press against the inner wheel bearing race instead of the outer race?
David King
David King 19 hours ago
Chis, you went from teaching me how to remove the fog on my headlights. That video got me to subscribe and I have watched all your videos. I am so glad I hit that subscribe button years ago and thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Eduardo Macias
Eduardo Macias 20 hours ago
First I knew how to take a oil change on my car and now I’m learning to do more work to take more care for my car and my wife car too thanks chrisfix
Matthew Reimer
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
Itzluke #fullsend
Holy smokes! Guys this feels like a diff- *wheel falls off
Joey Harrington
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
ROY EUTSEY
ROY EUTSEY Day ago
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?
SynQxzz
SynQxzz Day ago
How do you tell foot pounds
Dany Gurrola
Dany Gurrola Day ago
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
Aaron Corbet
Aaron Corbet Day ago
Thanks for the tips, this is definitely something I can use. Great video
Mike Creigton
Awesome channel. Never stop
CLoZe14
CLoZe14 Day ago
How do you know you're at 40 ft/lbs with two wrenches?
Danny Mistry
Danny Mistry Day ago
Great video, thanks Chrisfix
Um Amr
Um Amr 2 days ago
Make new vidios
Blake Stone
Blake Stone 3 days ago
I got 2 Fords a '95, & 96, both are coups, that I need to do this too.
John Doe
John Doe 3 days ago
Would this work for a 1997 Mazda Miata ? I believe it uses a rack and pinion.
Wayne Ealey
Wayne Ealey 3 days ago
Thought me so much.
Wayne Ealey
Wayne Ealey 3 days ago
This channel saved me allot of times, best understanding channel of its kind, thank you chris fix your awesome.
Yasir Muhammad
Yasir Muhammad 3 days ago
Can you do an engine swap? I'm hoping to see a honda civic ex coupe with an H22!!!
Mr Tryhard
Mr Tryhard 3 days ago
Im confused, so is this a re-upload from the last one?
RtDK
RtDK 3 days ago
"Never go in dry." :B
θανασης καραμπαλιος
if you pause in 25;21 there are some turbos
Shvan Najeeb
Shvan Najeeb 4 days ago
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.
Omer Faruk Goc
Omer Faruk Goc 4 days ago
Hi Chrisfix. Why cant I find none of the videos on the right side of the screen at 1:23
Manea Robert
Manea Robert 4 days ago
I make your driftstang in forza horizon 3
Samir Basic
Samir Basic 4 days ago
I just had my whole front end on my F1 50 thanks to you Chris.you’re the man!!
Micah Thornton
Micah Thornton 4 days ago
How much did all the parts cost?
TCircuitry
TCircuitry 4 days ago
Chrisfix Drinks Medium Strength Energy Drinks before shooting a video.
ARCTURUS
ARCTURUS 4 days ago
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 !!
FormerNine 11079
FormerNine 11079 5 days ago
hey chris what wheel fitment do you have and what type of wheel do you have?
Gerardo Santiago
Gerardo Santiago 5 days ago
Damn bro god bless you man I’m very impressed. Great job!
Barry Chen
Barry Chen 5 days ago
Nice I've been waiting for it so long!
H4Di
H4Di 5 days ago
Does this work with other colours
the daily jim
the daily jim 5 days ago
How much for the whole complete restoration of this project
Canesser
Canesser 5 days ago
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.
lexiis Jomar
lexiis Jomar 5 days ago
Is this any different on a RWD car
DG3_ 24_4_LIFE
DG3_ 24_4_LIFE 6 days ago
Hey man love your vids and I will be waiting for the rear suspension
bobby luke
bobby luke 6 days ago
25:47 What did you just say to me? *heavy breathing* I appreciate and like where your channel is headed.
j228jazz
j228jazz 6 days ago
ChrisFix, can you fix my 1992 Honda Accord?
A W
A W 6 days ago
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.
mike brink
mike brink 6 days ago
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.
Chuck F
Chuck F 6 days ago
When you’re literally a helicopter mechanic but still watch ChrisFix lol
Dylan Ray
Dylan Ray 6 days ago
1:40 ChrisFix? More like ChrisWhipped.
Man-Ung Yi
Man-Ung Yi 6 days ago
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..
Jeremy Torres
Jeremy Torres 6 days ago
I just watch these videos for fun
Daniel Timbs
Daniel Timbs 6 days ago
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
Jayden Johnson
Jayden Johnson 6 days ago
I have no idea what foot pounds is I just guess it has something to do with angles
Max Jensen
Max Jensen 6 days ago
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 :)!
A Davidson
A Davidson 7 days ago
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.
Vetle Moe
Vetle Moe 7 days ago
Are you thinking about lovering the car??
The derpy Slurpee
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
Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor 7 days ago
Coilovers would’ve been a nice touch.
mistermatsuda
mistermatsuda 7 days ago
For a moment I thought you were going to make a custom dust shield! Nice vid man! Learned a lot.
Alex Greenwood
Alex Greenwood 7 days ago
Mighty Car Mods reference? :P
RumYurr
RumYurr 7 days ago
Chris did: so we are gonna add medium strength thread locker to put chicken fingers for nice tight bolts and less rust
Ryan Rayson
Ryan Rayson 7 days ago
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
Bashin
Bashin 7 days ago
that body roll tho..😬
Salvador Luciano
Salvador Luciano 8 days ago
💯
FireWorksVids
FireWorksVids 8 days ago
Lol wished my ttb i-beams were this easy
brown sugarbooger
$ on parts?
Huss A
Huss A 8 days ago
Can anyone explain why he didn't just get a new knuckle instead of doing all that other stuff?
Geoff Kuhn
Geoff Kuhn 8 days ago
@5:40 @15:04 😜
jason muscat
jason muscat 8 days ago
I will bet 1million dollars that chris fix torques down with a torque wrench his mayonnaise and jam jars
Josh Bennett
Josh Bennett 8 days ago
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.
Almighty God
Almighty God 9 days ago
What should I do if I don't have a snappering plier ( or however it is pronounced )
raymond casarez
raymond casarez 9 days ago
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.
to G
to G 9 days ago
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.
Stellar V
Stellar V 9 days ago
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
Joe Sib Cars
Joe Sib Cars 9 days ago
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
Isaac Silva
Isaac Silva 9 days ago
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!
Hunter Ezzzy
Hunter Ezzzy 9 days ago
what is different about rebuilding a front suspension on a 2wd rwd truck
Carlo Danese
Carlo Danese 9 days ago
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! 😂
Oscar Diaz
Oscar Diaz 9 days ago
Where were you when I was 16 in my del sol?
Corey Drums
Corey Drums 10 days ago
Omg. Amazing video bro !!!! That mf turned out sexy !!!!! Love your channel fam, I subbed for sure .
Vincenzo Salvatore Dragotta
I wonder if he is going to do a transmission rebuild lol
Mr. J
Mr. J 10 days ago
Am I the only one who gives these videos a "like" before watching them?
Name Surname
Name Surname 10 days ago
Когда она уже поедет то?
Sakke Boy
Sakke Boy 10 days ago
Why you dont put those turbo and intercooler to your Driftstang
I dont Know
I dont Know 6 days ago
It wouldn’t work because the driftstang is a V8 and the del sol is an in-line 4 cylinder
Nick
Nick 10 days ago
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
smokingood197
smokingood197 10 days ago
Dude I'm so glad you have a Honda.
lookitcrashed
lookitcrashed 10 days ago
You need to get a land cruiser 80s series or any year Wrangler and work your magic!
JP Castillo
JP Castillo 10 days ago
Man, you really knocked me out. This is very, I mean very didactic. Thank you for sharing this amazing videos.
Cesar Ruiz
Cesar Ruiz 10 days ago
Can someone buy this man a freezer lol 😝
fidel barajas
fidel barajas 10 days ago
Hey I got an 83 el Camino and I plan on doing the whole suspension wish me luck ✌🏽👍🏽
ali meesum
ali meesum 10 days ago
Good Luck
riikerman
riikerman 10 days ago
405 humans thumbed down your video.🙁
Bo Duckett
Bo Duckett 10 days ago
great video, i like to heat up the hub where i'm pressing my icy cold ball joint. Thermal expansion ftw.
Young Rello
Young Rello 10 days ago
Half way done with my 97 maxima, this video boosted my confidence, I was stuck on the inner tie rod but not anymore!
Haris Shakeel
Haris Shakeel 11 days ago
Change the rusty exhaust
Thechristopherryan
Thechristopherryan 11 days ago
If it doesn’t come with thread locker, be sure Chris will add it.
Nick Singh
Nick Singh 11 days ago
Does the Mevotech Kit come with the suspension bushings as well? I was looking at their kit but couldn't find any info, thanks!
GoofyKnockz
GoofyKnockz 11 days ago
Can someone explain the “torque pounds” to me
Android Ken
Android Ken 11 days ago
Oh yea. Lubricate that thread, Chris. Just like that. Nice.
Gage Bland
Gage Bland 11 days ago
indenting the axle nut at the end, wouldnt that make it impossible to take of for future repairs?
Miles Trueman
Miles Trueman 10 days ago
Knock it back out like he did when he removed the original one
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