In this video I bring you along as I replace the front wheel bearing in a 2012 Mazda 6. It's a pretty easy job providing you have the correct tools. Check in the pinned comment for some helpful tools. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Mazda 6 press in front wheel bearing”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the NET says:

    Wish my hub came out that easy. Frozen to the axle

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roc Jones says:

    which model impact did you use in this video.?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TCAP Fan says:

    Great tool!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kodii North says:

    Curious, whats your labour charge for that exact job and vehicle (frt/wh/bearing) 2012 mazda 6

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pinkie Love says:

    i have the same exact car Mines one year newer,, google picture search "Lexani Twister Chrome rims" .. My actual car will come up…its the one Same color as this car with graffiti in the background,,, I believe it's the same color as this car that he's fixing… it's polished slate Almost a black color has 68,000 on it with a auto tranny , Here in Arizona we don't have to worry about rust,, but I've replaced just about everything rubber on the suspension including upper and lower control arms.. so yeah we have to worry about rubber drying out… now I always use clear silicone on all of my rubber parts every six months or so I sprayed them down…. Had no clue they were taking my cars picture that day,, Otherwise I would've washed it , The car looks slightly different now the windows are completely black.. I've done many other things to the car but I don't have enough room to type about it,,,lol Let's just say I've done anof… But I haven't done the wheelbearings yet.. they seem fine..Again everything is pretty rust free… I did take your advice with the Napa parts for brakes they do cost a lot more but they're perfect…I ended up spending $500 on all 4 brakes and then got a $75 visa anywere gift card …Which I used to buy gas… But yeah I don't have that luxury of a place to do work on the car so anywhere I do it it's in a public parking lot…And there's always somebody that wants to help you and bother you while you're doing the work… Pretty irritating when people do that… They always like do you need help ,,,, does it look like I need help I have the whole Brake pads and rotors removed with my toolbox next to me I think I know what I'm doing… Anyway I find this car super easy to work on .. Easier than any other car I worked on

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars king4567 says:

    I’m thinking of getting this car 2010-2012. Are they reliable and what common problems/flaws do they have?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chuck thomas says:

    My snapon guy made me aware of the "pry-driver"

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Freeman says:

    You making me laugh, ewes a real character 😀😀😀😀😀😀

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TwoFortyZ says:

    Pirate jokes. Lmao.
    Breathing too much brake clean Eric O.
    Keep up the cool vids bro

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars redline freedive says:

    Where are you located at ????

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hayden W says:

    Hello, I had a question, taking the "grinder wheel" to the inside of the baring face does that not remove a measurable thickness? Would removing that material take thousands off the runout?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MountainSalsa says:

    These videos are gold.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jerry c says:

    How much did the pirate have to pay for his earrings? A buccaneer!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Mcbride says:

    When taking the bearing out does that adapter plate on the back of bearing to drive it out go on the inner or outer race of the bearing?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Mcbride says:

    It’s the tone ring facing the engine when you put it on or facing outward toward wheel

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Spencer says:

    i needed a good laugh and there were several – fave? The right arm thing. Cheers.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ochman says:

    Course you gotta charge, for that Ford, with the fuzz, in the MAF sensor! Ain’t nothing for free!👍 if it were, you’d be named, “Charity Main Auto”! Kidding me?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis Marty says:

    Thanks Eric. You the man.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Pirate day.
    Another fine repair job brought to you by S.M.A. BABY!
    So……what's in the box from Astro tool? Huh? Huh?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James McFarlane says:

    Nice video! Having used the cheap sets successfully all I can say is used grease on the threads and don't use impact tools. Wind her up good and tight then hit round the hub with a hammer to shock the bearing loose and repeat. Once it's moved the first few mm it should keep coming out without needing hammered

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gpizanok says:

    Licensed auto Tech here from Canada… Left the auto industry cuz I wanted to "work smarter, not harder" and went into IT. Cannot express the joy I see in all your videos, as I miss this work, but don't miss the hamburger hands. Keep up the good work and my hat is off to you.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kinglangren says:

    Yeah when he says inner race he means it. I’ve made the mistake of using the outer and when the bearing comes apart your guaranteed to say the required curse words.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JJ JJ says:

    "If I can do it, you can do it" – I can't do that, I'd get my girly hands dirty. I'm allergic to manual labor of any kind. Haaaachoooooo

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Specter says:

    Bare hands and torch, my God!!!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John O says:

    Two of yous guys workin' on one car. Must be a slow day.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rbarr says:

    Don’t embarrass me or I’ll punch you in the face. 😂

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John LaCroix says:

    WOW very kool great info. AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Watts says:

    "You can always tell the bachelors –strong right arms!"

    I nearly died!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave James says:

    I'll take a skf over garbage Moog anyday

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars agmc4me says:

    Entertaining as always

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Boldt says:

    question: I am thinking of doing this on my Element, when removing it, how do you avoid the wheel speed sensor? I didn't see you remove it? Maybe you said how if you did I missed it.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rubbishcop says:

    Seat belts saves lives, famous motto in the State of Victoria Australia, Eric O, wear yours! Tah.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fernandez says:

    Ah yes the old flying snap ring. Love them NOT! Nice video.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars millionair person says:

    Thanks you make it s look easy sure learned lot from you .

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cory Willbanks says:

    So a pirate walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender can’t help but notice the pirate has a ships wheel stuffed down the front of his pants. Finally the bartender asks what the ships wheel is for, to which the pirate replies “aargh it’s drivin me nuts”.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Dave says:

    Astro 1894, YES PLEASE

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David D'Amico says:

    Nice work

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Midwest Railfan says:

    hitting the slim jim that is….

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Zwicker says:

    Is it a coincidence when a wheel bearing fails shortly after a brake job that involves the difficult removal of a particularly corroded/seized rotor?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathan Spain says:

    I hate YouTube ads, but seeing your videos now monetized and having multiple ads makes me very happy for you sir! Keep up the good work.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Arney says:

    Ball joint about to shit the bead along with that bearing. Better off with rear wheel drive vehicles, less wear on parts, more reliable. Car looks pretty new to be puking wheel bearings.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars YH says:

    Strong right arm. I am busting a gut laughing LOL.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Shamel says:

    Should always wear your seat belt Eric

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    Thanks for greasing. It makes me so happy. Not!!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GreatNorthernTroll says:

    Eric, please wear your seatbelt when you're in a moving vehicle. We all rather like you, and for whatever reason, Vanessa actually loves you… I'm sure we'd all prefer that you remain undamaged in the event of an accident/mishap! 😊

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Boogie Woogie says:

    Here's a joke for you, what do you call someone who doesn’t wear a seatbelt? An organ donor.

    Stay safe Eric, we love you!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kellerrobert80 says:

    Use a cutoff wheel to clean out the snap-ring groove, but you don't want to see red sparks.
    Moments later: red sparks.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mrv6uk says:

    Hey Eric, I'm sure in one of your other videos you said not to use Napa wheel bearings as they're no good? We've just started selling their Proformer ones at my place of work in the UK.. Luckily not had any back under warranty yet😁.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lvsqcsl says:

    How do you pronounce your last name? Obrochta?

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