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

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  • 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: ru-clip.com/video/mQ2fJ_aM_T0/video.html
    How to Replace Sway Bar End Links: ru-clip.com/video/VnrARhxhaSo/video.html
    How to Replace Wheel Bearing: ru-clip.com/video/fe_WtKIKlYA/video.html
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  7 months ago +1999

    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 RU-clip, Instagram or Facebook page for more info!!!

    • Carmelo Jones Jr.
      Carmelo Jones Jr. 3 days ago

      SO what ever happen to installing the eBay TURBO????
      Was really looking forward to that. I wanna get one for my car, but I wanna see your video on "how to" first. C'mon ChrisFix! Hook it up!

    • David
      David 14 days ago

      yo chris this video was to late for me already replace control arms. any way to grease them after the fack and does it have to be silicone grease?

    • Josh Palmer
      Josh Palmer 28 days ago

      Chris what website did you go to get parts for front suspension at

    • Locitto
      Locitto Month ago

      Yo I love your vids man but one thing you should do is tell all the parts needed in order for the proses of whatever your going to do next

    • BENITH EDWIN
      BENITH EDWIN Month ago

      hey, Chris, can you send me the product link for the Tool Organiser?

  • Rick Grommon
    Rick Grommon 19 hours ago +1

    I just bought a 05 Nissan Maxima SL as not only a daily driver, but a fixer upper. After my brakes I will be doing the front end just like this, and I dream for the day i have the feels at 25:15

  • Joey Kendrick
    Joey Kendrick Day ago

    If you want a much more professional look with torque marking, get a tube of torque stripe (Like Dykem "Cross Check" or Markal "Security Check")

  • Alex Díaz
    Alex Díaz Day ago

    Holy fucking shit. You are a god sent. Thank you!

  • Guvanch Guga
    Guvanch Guga 2 days ago +1

    I’m not gonna lie. I love Chris fix’s videos. But I wish I could have a place to fix and find those parts and time too. I wish to learn all of those things. Anyway awesome job brother. Salute.

  • Carmelo Jones Jr.
    Carmelo Jones Jr. 3 days ago

    So are you gonna post any eBay turbo instal video? Looking forward to seeing that. I wanna get one so PLEASE hook up the the "How TO" VIDEO

  • Raymond Mendez
    Raymond Mendez 3 days ago +1

    Should do a how to install a turbo kit for this car if there is one.

  • KountryBuzzin
    KountryBuzzin 3 days ago

    LOVE how honest he is i'm not allowed to stick it in the freezer lol my mom would kill me to

  • Θανασης Γραμματικας

    can anyone explain me how he understunds that he put in the nut specific number of foot-pounds

  • Nate L
    Nate L 4 days ago

    Great video thank you!
    Is there a video showing the install of that turbo kit?

  • ugur meyer
    ugur meyer 4 days ago

    All it needs is a superclean smal dent removal and turbo

  • Kid Undead
    Kid Undead 5 days ago

    Hey man! I’m a huge fan of your vids! You do an amazing job. Keep up the great work! I was wondering if you would consider making a video about truck cab mounts? I just did mine but it would be awesome to see you do a how-to on them just to make sure I did them correctly 😅 Thanks for all your vids bro! They really do help us all out a lot! 🤘🏼

  • Ky5
    Ky5 6 days ago

    Always add some quality grease to your new ball joints and bushings since especially those aftermarket parts are usually dry and that
    s why wear out in no time.

  • yobs Desales
    yobs Desales 6 days ago +1

    Good job

  • AK AA
    AK AA 6 days ago

    when you gunna instal the turbo on the Honda

  • trent9777
    trent9777 6 days ago

    where do you find your torque specs?

  • Igor Ivanov
    Igor Ivanov 6 days ago

    @ChrisFix use more liters of medium strenght thread locker than in a car fabric, and my father works in the WoltsVaghen Polo fabric.
    *Sorry if i whrite bad, my english it's not very good*

  • Ramadan Merkohasanaj

    Very good job...

  • Igor Ivanov
    Igor Ivanov 7 days ago

    ( 1:14 ) But Chris, you all ready have reveal you face in your's friend video, or that not was you?
    Sorry my english is not very good. :)

  • sstrick500
    sstrick500 7 days ago

    Do it all in just a Saturday afternoon!

  • Alex Nestor
    Alex Nestor 7 days ago

    Amazing!

  • Michel Gonzalez
    Michel Gonzalez 8 days ago

    👌🖐👍

  • Aedan Hickey
    Aedan Hickey 10 days ago

    Chrisfix your videos are great, i didn't plan to give my car new suspension but now i want to lol

  • alexis sabbagh
    alexis sabbagh 10 days ago

    How do you know how many pounds of pressure to use with torque wrench for each nut?

  • alexis sabbagh
    alexis sabbagh 10 days ago

    Wow I’m loving these thorough tutorials! Thank you!

  • Carlos Ayala
    Carlos Ayala 11 days ago +1

    Great video...!!

  • CREEPER AWWW MAN
    CREEPER AWWW MAN 11 days ago +1

    Did i just watch 26 minutes of a guy fixing his car when my car is solid axle on the front and back and i dont even need it

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  10 days ago

      I think you just did :o

  • Jr Nelson
    Jr Nelson 12 days ago

    Chris, you made a little mistake with pressing the HUB into the Bearing. You put adapter for the ouside diameter of the bearing, but you must put adapter to fit the inside metal diameter, because HUB is entering exactly there.. The way you made it, you make axial preasure to the balls of the bearing, when press the hub. Just saying, nothing that wrong.

  • Roger Deese
    Roger Deese 13 days ago

    Del Sol I love those cars. I've owned 2...

  • Sherri Joubert
    Sherri Joubert 13 days ago

    If you live in a high humidity area, putting parts in the freezer will cause them to start sweating as soon as you take them out. My fix would be to put the knuckle in the sun enough to warm it up and keep the parts to be pressed in the shade.
    Could you use something like WD-40 to prevent moisture from getting into the machined areas of the knuckle?

  • Sean Castillo
    Sean Castillo 15 days ago

    Hey Chris! Will there be a video on turbo kit installation coming? That would be awesome!

  • Lone Rider
    Lone Rider 15 days ago +1

    How do you count the torque?

  • Nckstar
    Nckstar 15 days ago +1

    Those are sexy wheels

  • Edwin Hernandez
    Edwin Hernandez 15 days ago +1

    Great video!! I’ll be working on renewing a Mazda Protege5. Can’t wait!!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  15 days ago

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

  • Shiraz Ahmadi
    Shiraz Ahmadi 15 days ago

    If your not afraid to drive your car is it really worth it?

  • Cryptic Knot
    Cryptic Knot 15 days ago

    :D chrisfix is cool

  • Wingfoot3a
    Wingfoot3a 15 days ago

    Thanks for the Videos ... Great job, very informative

  • Marc Paesen
    Marc Paesen 16 days ago +1

    Chris for president !!

  • Ayrton Herrera
    Ayrton Herrera 16 days ago +1

    You need to do the back

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  16 days ago

      Thanks for the video idea!

  • Alan
    Alan 16 days ago +1

    Damn when is the turbo kit video ? Sounds so nice

  • bestcity097
    bestcity097 17 days ago

    Pls make video about wiper repair

  • Peter Robertine
    Peter Robertine 17 days ago

    Need a spray bottle of Ice Wooder

  • flailios
    flailios 17 days ago

    Nice moog quote towards the end. :-)

  • John Rivera
    John Rivera 17 days ago

    How much are we looking to spend on doing this exact rebuild on a 92 accord?

  • FuneralSorrow
    FuneralSorrow 17 days ago

    Your Del Sol will always remind me of that genuine good kid that sold it to you...I hope he's doing well.

  • SketchyatBest
    SketchyatBest 19 days ago

    Is that ebay turbo video in the works or has it been posted? I wanna get inspired for some sloppy mechanics work on my camry

  • XJWorld
    XJWorld 20 days ago

    How to rebuild and install *this specific type of front wheel drive front suspension*
    Fixed the title for you. SLAs and McPhersons are different a have different steps.

  • CanAmRydr
    CanAmRydr 20 days ago

    Hell I wish I just had the money to buy the parts to do this...

  • Jesus Garcia
    Jesus Garcia 21 day ago

    Iike if still waiting the turbo video...

  • Sailsailsailsail
    Sailsailsailsail 21 day ago

    @3:46 Don't use an impact gun when installing ball joints or bearings.....

  • Beto
    Beto 21 day ago

    I really wished Chris is my best friend. This guy is so knowledgeable.

  • Northtimberwolf W.
    Northtimberwolf W. 22 days ago

    You aint breakin a bearing of that size with a hammer and your hand, bearings half that size can easily take a thousand pounds of force axle wise

  • MIR
    MIR 22 days ago +1

    what`s up with Turbo KIT? work in progress??

    • MIR
      MIR 22 days ago

      @ChrisFix all right 👍 hopes to see it soon. Can't wait

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  22 days ago

      Yes :p

  • Mazda6261974
    Mazda6261974 22 days ago

    That was a amazing video!

  • D P
    D P 23 days ago +1

    This makes me want to take apart my suspension just so I can paint it. :|

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  23 days ago +1

      Do it! It'll look amazing!

  • Shawn's Gaming Channel

    hey chris straight pipe your del soul

  • eierkuchen001
    eierkuchen001 23 days ago

    please make this car like a new car :D

  • Дмитрий Рощупкин

    Чуть кровь из глаз не пошла, когда увидел как чувак насухую впресовывает подшипник, ступицу и шаровую... 🙈🙈🙈

  • andy hendrickson
    andy hendrickson 24 days ago

    B16a3?

  • Magee 4069
    Magee 4069 25 days ago

    Hey Chrisfix you should do a how to video for a lift kit on a truck or suv