In this video I show you how to replace the rear pads and rotors on a 2012 Mazda 6. It is a pretty simple job as you will see, however you will need a special tool to wind the rear caliper piston back in.
-Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Mazda 6 rear brake pads rotors”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skilled▪︎Hands says:

    "If I could do it, you could do it." Words from a wise man…. Amazing video!!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Armando Ruiz says:

    Thanks for the video, quick question, does pushing the caliper piston back with opening the bleeder screen damage the ABS sensor?
    I watched a different video saying to make sure to open the bleeder screw to avoid damaging the ABS sensor.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars big jock says:

    why did you not crack the blead valve open.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars juan Figueroa says:

    good job except, you didn't clean the ABS sensor. this could avoid a possible abs sensor code due to debris collecting onto the sensor.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheEnvelope says:

    Mate a lot of useful bits of info here, tricks of the trade I'd say, thanks.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cbar30 says:

    That push back tool seems like so much work and fiddling. The Lisle brake cube is so much faster and easier.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dani 05 says:

    Good video

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis O'Dwyer says:

    Can you tell me what torque settings you used, or should I just tighten the hell out of it? Thanks, Irish Louis in France……….

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Morris says:

    "Here in New York we usually have to beat em off" I have yet to buy a piston tool. I have always been able to twist em back in with needle nose pliers.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Scott says:

    Thank you Eric very much . Your videos been very helpful in doing my brakes on my 2012 Chevy Malibu. This video helped the recent brake kit just like yours. I recent brought. Showing how the tool works on turning back the piston on the caliper. I learned more about the pins in the brackets from you.

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

    thanks about to do my 13 mazda 6 Same rotors NAPA ultra premium Akebono pads all 4 wheels .. total cost in parts alone about 400+

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J C says:

    Good vid but please may I ask why didnt you bleed the brake fluid at all so you can wind back the piston?

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

    thanks have same type car,, no lube on pad edge to break shims? u left them dry

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaktus Jack says:

    nice video. will surely be of help once i get to the brake job

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Pascarelli says:

    Nice video. I wish you were closer to me.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Dyckman says:

    Eric, thanks for the video, you teach us to do it right!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Ware says:

    Great video, did yours not have the 2 Phillips screws in the caliper?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sullivan says:

    I've never seen or performed such a comprehensive cleaning of every component prior to installation. This is the standard that everyone should follow!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cliff Campen says:

    Is there a problem caused by forcing brake fluid back through the ABS unit. At least one video on this job suggested that the ABS module could be damaged by driving fluid backward.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Rodolfo says:

    What is the “good stuff” you sprayed in the brake boot?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wilsonski says:

    Love the video quality and style! Question tho. Some sites say to break the bleeder screw open and to clamp the caliper brake hose. So when you screw in the piston the fluid escapes out the bleeder (and into a container you have in place). They say pushing fluid backwards through an ABS module may damage it. Any thoughts on that? Sure makes it simpler to do it the way you did.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars juliusvalentinas says:

    You don't show releasing the bleeder valve, is it safe not to on mazda 6?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars juliusvalentinas says:

    Why don't you lube the brake pads tins where the pads slide?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Fontana says:

    Why not lubricate the caliper hardware as well as the bracket?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry H says:

    It would be great if you ever get a chance to show how to do a Mazda with electronic parking brake. Apparently there is a way to put the parking brake motor into a service mode and the piston pushes in like in a normal caliber. If it has EPB they can be damaged if the piston is rotated. I think 2016 CX5's and later are set up this way.

    Would love to see you do one….

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Madigan says:

    Excellent tips… THANK YOU… =)

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Igor Prytsyuk says:

    What are the factory torque specs thats the only thing i need and cant find anywhere

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kurt Simmons says:

    Definitely need to get some of the pads to clean up around the studs!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oreeen Oreeen72 says:

    Very wrong there is way to make break down with brograme without bress

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

    I like that 3M for going over the lugs to clean the hub to make it clean for the rotor. Normally I don't see that much rust in Southern Ca, but with aluminum wheels, you have to be careful. Any buildup on the hub surface can push against the rotor and you now have brake pedal pulsation! Yuck! Thanks for the link and Great Video!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alfonso Torres says:

    Did the rotors have a screw

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ralf Kramden says:

    That brake tool looks just like the one I bought from Harbor Freight.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 174joe says:

    how do you know if you screwed in the piston far enough mine kept turning but seemed like it only went in to a certain point which when I put back on over the new pads seems far enough ?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave m c says:

    Seen many mazda rear calipers have problems, I haven’t find what’s going on with them but hear other mechanics says caliper not retraction or parking brake not releasing or something like that.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Malcolm Young says:

    How I now do my brakes….Cheers, Eric.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alfonso Torres says:

    Do you have to put those little screws on the rotors back in

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Todd Robinson says:

    Great video, first one I've found that emphasizes the importance of cleaning and lubing the metal contact parts, Bravo! Brakes tend wear better and last MUCH longer when the calipers don't seize prematurely. Worthy of mention though is that an impact/air ratchet is NOT a torque wrench.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OR OR says:

    sanding a brake caliper piston,, not legal in California.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john dutton says:

    eric o what would happen if you use a c clamp on the screw in pistons ?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bear Stephens says:

    I’m doing rear pads and rotors on a 2016 Mazda 6 that has the electronic parking brake. Do those just screw in like this Mazda or do they need to be electronically retracted first?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Maddock says:

    Which grit Roloc Quick-Change Surface Conditioning Disc are you using (coarse-medium-fine)?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave says:

    Awesome! I have to do this on mine soon! Will definitely be referring to this video if i need to

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billie Bobbie Norton says:

    PLEASE PLEASE Eric, wear a dust mask. Yes I know there is no asbestos but after years of breathing in this crap you may not see your kids graduating and getting married. PLEASE?!?!?
    ALSO make sure the brake fluid resevior is not overflowing as you press the caliper piston into the caliper.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracy Diller says:

    Call me old school but please bring back the 4wheel drum brakes.(PLEASE)!!!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason The Municipal Mechanic says:

    What type of media do you use in your blast cabinet?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JOHN HUFNAGEL says:

    So what is the correct way to put pads on that have squealers on them? Inside, outside, top, or bottom?