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In this video I am working on a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic that needs new front brakes, ball joints and a left front wheel bearing. It is one of those jobs I started to record then decided I shouldn't have! Time was slipping away from me this day. -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Chevrolet sonic: front brakes, wheel bearing ball joint”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramiro Gaecia says:

    Have u. Got a clip on a brake. Replacement on a 1994 cheverolet , truck?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Davidson says:

    Do you get the front end aligned after those repairs? Won't the bearings go bad again sooner then later if not realigned?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LTP Ma says:

    Now the new front wheel can get out on the road and ridding on dirty some more , smell all that brake cleaner perfume LOL !!!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eskinder Teshome says:

    Where do you get the whole assembly front for 2013 chevy sonic I couldn't

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl Kraus says:

    Brake Jobs! #1 Thing done on cars. So many folks doing DIY doing better brakes because of SMA.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Hein says:

    Another question:
    SONIC:2012- Rear hub/ bearing?
    Easy ?
    For the layman(w/a wrench), to do?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Hein says:

    Good Job 👏,
    Things I noticed ?
    1. No Swearing 🤬?
    2. Ball joint, the last bolt out, should have been your first bolt out. Old B.J. would of held it in place. Less wiggle, trying to work it out.
    3. You plug your supplier, who should sponsor you?
    4. DONUTS 🍩: PLUG THAT SPONSOR,” PAULA’S DONUTS.”
    5. You did a HONEST JOB, for that customer: let them watch your video, on there car, (unless you have to pay ROYALTIES TO THEM.)
    6. Having all the tools/ lift, really makes it look easy? I know I don’t have. Cost of my time/ how long to do it as to having a professional do it. 1x mine to 1/4 yours.( mine is days vs. yours is hours.)

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars My Life Thai says:

    I just about bought a 2012 Chevy Sonic 1.4L Turbo with 119,000 miles today in really good shape for $4000, but decided not to after I heard about the plastic caliper pistons and all the overheating issues and valve covers and intake manifolds and water pumps and thermostat housings failing every 30,000 miles from all the heat from that turbo under the hood.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John White says:

    Amazing how much you have to do with your knowledge.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sotovik Sotovik says:

    Такую ступицу можно выкинуть

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arnold Cain says:

    Hey what tool is big nasty. I'm a mechanic I've never seen one

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Michlewicz says:

    Who makes the red hockey stick?the only one i can find online looks cheap.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    19.59, Does Eric have a hickey on his neck ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oswaldo Mendez says:

    Good job men

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack002tuber says:

    Eric can do anything, anything but get Napa as a sponsor LOL

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pricey0986 says:

    Those ball joints they call them frogs……

    Because their riveted

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Denard Carlisle says:

    Eric are you familiar with Freddy’s donuts in Buffalo?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vasia visilievic says:

    That's some NASA-grade torque wrench.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    I don't typically grease under the hardware (California) mainly because out here it causes issues with brake dust getting stuck. It's rare I've ever seen any significant rust under them due to our climate out here. Same goes for the pistons and caliper ears. Just my preference.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Warren says:

    I enjoy watching your channel, just keep the white fluffy stuff up there, don’t get much here in Tn

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Bowen says:

    I have found with speed sensors that if you put a bit of pressure on the bottom of it as wiggling the top slightly (plenty of lube lol) they come out easier

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Scott says:

    I can tell you from experience before even watching the video that the Sonic is total JUNK. I had a 2013 Sonic hatch 1.2L Turbo automatic for about 2 years. I spent more time working on it than driving it. The check engine light would come on about every other day. I bought it from a relative for well below market value with 53K miles on it. I thought I got a deal. I had to replace the entire cooling system, including the radiator and water pump because it still had DEXKILL in it, and it had started plugging up things. I flushed it over and over again and got all that crap I could out that I could. The PCV system includes the entire cam cover, which is made out of PLASTIC. The intake manifold is PLASTIC. I replaced both TWICE. I replaced the charcoal canister purge valve 3 times. At around 102K miles the turbo failed. I'd had enough, and sold it dirt cheap. I see that one still has the original crappy Hankook tires. Yes the brake pistons are plastic too. Parts are made by Daewoo, they were actually assembled in the U.S.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars howard chandler says:

    What the price you charge for that job?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    Yeah that hub tamer is a great tool I got mine about 25 years ago from otc

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Buff Barnaby says:

    I had a 2012 Thank God I let them REPO it.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Buff Barnaby says:

    Chevy LOL IT's a rebadged Korean POS

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike k says:

    So I’m doing wheel bearing and hub replacement as I type this , pressed the new bearing in , then pressed the new hub into bearing and as doing so the new bearing blew out . What am I doing wrong .

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars samuel friedlein says:

    Just a correction, the caliper is not phenolic. I own one of these I'll tell you first hand from visual observation the piston is steel the brakes. Phenolic would generally refer to phenolic resin, I've scratched the stuff deep and it's steel.
    Also a Chevy sonic was not a Daewoo, that would be the prior generation aveo. The sonic was originally designed by Holden, the engines are descendants of the a16net/z16 engines gm/Holden used in Europe. Though actually the luv/luh was designed as pretty general purpose engine for multiple markets.

    Good video though, it's pretty coverage of the process.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gyras says:

    "careful with what you shove in here" Phenolic?! More like Phallic!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shannon Zittlow says:

    I just buy new Hubs They are pretty cheap along with the wheelbearings

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Farris says:

    My fillings hurt!!! (Headphone user)

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty Young says:

    Have a 2015 cruze. 60k miles. Sounds like a rattle going over bumps coming from front end. Do you think it's struts or ball joint?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trolling 4 Dollars says:

    The points of a hex headed bolt/ nut are 60 degrees apart (360 degrees divided by 6 sides = 60)

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jay yee says:

    Great Vid!👍

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bbaaspencer1 says:

    I cringe every time I see someone else do a brake job. Use the same worn out rotors, letting calipers hang, not cleaning off anything…I could go on! At least I know you do it correctly!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Barber says:

    Should of put some tension music for the speed sensor 😀

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Anderson says:

    what ever you do don’t go like the other channels who get really popular !! please please don’t start doing 3 -5 videos a week a 9 mins each . it’s just not the same and i got for one stop watching ! love your format if one job one video . fantastic . love it . learning so much here . cheers from an old car nut in Brisbane Australia !

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Anderson says:

    the old gas axe ! those orange rain drops in your socks are made for dancing !!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Alvarado says:

    Nice 8’ screwdriver.. 👍

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    i like pb blaster

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    👍

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edgar Bravo says:

    Throw something bigger 😂😂😂 I'm going to use vise clamp tool now for brake jobs 👍

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David says:

    Your brothers shop? North Main Auto?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ksengage719 says:

    I used a cut off wheel on a dremmel and just sliced both sides no problem

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge says:

    Is it cattywompus or caddywampis?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 8avexp says:

    I've heard that you always want to lubricate the caliper slide pins to prevent rotor warpage.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Braun says:

    always so informative and education. Much appreciated

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