In this video I am swapping out the rear wheel bearing on a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. It's AWD and an easy bearing to replace. At least for a rust belt car it is.
-Enjoy!
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99 thoughts on “Hyundai santa fe: rear wheel bearing”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Les Reeves says:

    Good onya Eric keep "em comin Cheers.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BlackEternity says:

    Another day, another SMA Video.
    Had a rough night and a bad start to my morning. A hot cup of coffee, a biscuit and an SMA Video brightened the mood immensely.
    Thanks Eric. Thank you for that video. I know that sometimes the day to day business can seem monotonous and the stuff you do "is just your job". Some days I wish I could help out as a part time job in stuff like that. My job is IT heavy – that means pushing mails and spreadsheets. You don't even see what you have done at the end of the day.

    Keep up the great work and I appreciate your videos – even if it's the 500th Bearing swap. Always relaxing and always entertaining to see you work.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daryl Morgan says:

    Always enjoy your videos Eric. Thank you and cheers fro Australia.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James of all things says:

    That car is way too clean you're gonna get spoiled.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Judd says:

    Need some more diag videos please

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Hudson says:

    Why do these newer cars go through wheel bearings so soon. My 86 "Scotty" Toyota truck bearings made 398K on rear axle and 446K on front spindles.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Flores says:

    Like my father used to say, if I can't talk you out of it, I sure can beat you out of it.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy Bo Baggins says:

    Super similar to some Nissan stuff.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jim dandy says:

    210 FT POUNDS? When i replaced the steering box and pitman arm on my 96 Grand Cherokee i left the old pitman arm on and replaced the new box with a new pitman arm, torque was about 200 pounds, a lot laying on my back, my torque wrench went up to 150 so i hit 150 then a breaker bar maybe another 1/8 of a turn. I recently bought a 2023 Tuscon SEL AWD with the convenience package. 31 mpg highway is certainly respectable for a SUV, cruises at 70 mph revving only 2000 on level ground with the new 8 speed and makes acceleration acceptable. Smart CC automatically downshifts to maintain speed on inclines and also declines along with braking, simply amazing. I was thinking of a new Grand Cherokee but for the huge price difference i went with the H.

    Pumpkin smells those YUMMY treats==lol

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J.T. Johnston says:

    That is a domestic vehicle. Made in Montgomery, Alabama.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    You've got me saying click click on every bolt I tighten now.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Jones says:

    Sunday Monday Hyundai

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars glen Decuir says:

    👍👊🇺🇲

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars V_Roc071 says:

    Hey no rust. What happened 😅

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Latarian HoodRat says:

    THANKS AGAIN!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wakcedout says:

    Hyundai better be careful….that bearing removal is easy enough for a diyer to do without excessive amounts of vulgarity because of rust.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Busted Knuckle says:

    I used to live in the lake Michigan, lake effect area.. we saw lots of chloride

    It destroys vehicles

    Now I live in the sunny south… never see salt..
    you should relocate, think sunny Asheville…

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave .Lloyd says:

    How many hours in Real time did this take please?.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    You got it mr O that one was so easy

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dark Delta says:

    Whenever something I'm wrenching on goes easy, I wonder how fate will make me pay for that. Thanks for posting

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LMacNeill says:

    Wow! The only vehicle I've ever seen with an easier wheel-bearing job was my '68 Ford Galaxie, because it had the old-school kind that you could repack. 🙂

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan H says:

    Damn Eric, were you the one that installed the last bearing? That thing came off like you were.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Knox says:

    thk for showing the gravy work,

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fjord Driver says:

    Luna was saying, "knock it off with the air tool noise dude and stop talking to me with baby talk." Or perhaps, "Is it salmon time already? I was busy laying down."

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy hanna says:

    On the wheel bearing and then trading it in let them make you offer don't say anything get a good price on new vechicle then whip out recipt for new wheel bearing (any valid repair) and say you come up this on my trade or I'm walking they usually will or meet you over halfway on repair

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Mm says:

    Its Sunday evening changed some brakes and 2 bad wheel bearings on my jeep patriot so they don't go bad on my commute and now i'm winding down watching Eric O do some lol. I used your patriot videos just to see what i was in for.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Dee Bee says:

    Couple of 3 ugly doggies on top huh?? 😂

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dogguy2012 says:

    PRNY I’m sure that has something to do with the rust belt but the acronym is not registering with my brain ….ugh!! Help!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio says:

    I need a good big nasty fight video. Otherwise great work

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Devakos says:

    That just proves your wonderful character. You know it will be traded or sold , yet you did the correct thing. Kudos fine sir

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Bisson says:

    I tryed out a new Sonata back in 2014 , never had any issues with it up to now, planning to keep it for another 3 to 4 years, being a Honda fan, i am impressed with the Hyundai wich was also cheaper $10,000. Than a equivalent Accord.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Buffing says:

    Hey Eric you got me to finally realize i can change my brakes. I Did the fronts on 16 escape and now on to the rears. Learned some things along the way and plan on correcting a few thing i forgot like filing were the pads slide when i only used a wire welding brush to remove that CT rust. I doused everything in fluid film to slow down the rust. I just need to figure out how to remove the failed 2 piece lug nut. I bought Dorman (only reasonably priced ones at 2.50 for 40) oemfix single piece lug nuts. I don’t think they can mess those up.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Iain Kinsella says:

    Comment-Atlas

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Fx says:

    When I was a yoot, I would crawl under my VW Quantum and wrench away under a Jack stand and spring up to a standing position unscathed. Now I’ll stare at it from a lawn chair and consider my options!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A TEC 9405 says:

    The 3/8 matco impact is pretty mean

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garage Worx says:

    Not too bad of a job for a PRNY car.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Blake Berlin says:

    You forgot to say the engine size. I assume it is "the big one " but how big?

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

    How disappointing was that bud oh well at least we got to see a slick easy hub job. And see you and Mrs.O and Luna kitty. Great video Mr.O

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alaric Rivas says:

    no fight in the Santa Fe…. lol

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Swartzwelder says:

    It's a Santa Fe, that's a desert car as Santa Fe is a desert city. Hyundai programmed it not to rust.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bragg says:

    Oh boy a rear bearing video!! I love bearing videos. I dont know why??
    I'm with Ryan farther below in the comments.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BizBot says:

    What's PRNY mean?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars clonetrooper576 says:

    2017 already crapped out a wheel bearing?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordan Motors Company says:

    Watching this videos buzzed…thinking to myself, Hyundai isn’t the capitol of NM 😂😂😂

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 19 89 says:

    It’s getting slow huh ?????

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Barrett says:

    Really appreciate how you 'think out loud'. I always learn some interesting tidbit.