In this video I show you the process of replacing a rear wheel bearing on the rear of a rotted Subaru Forester. The through bolt on the rear suspension can be a bit tricky. Nothing a sawzall can't handle. -Enjoy
Part II: https://youtu.be/DH1mtebfqpc
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48 thoughts on “Subaru rear wheel bearing – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david wharton says:

    You both fit together like peanut butter and jelly!!😎🥰
    Quite the set up with the kitchen at the shop or is this part of the main house? Air tools are DEFINITELY the way to go! Spent many a day and night cracking my knuckles on slipped wrenches!! Nice work😎

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Meredith says:

    You are so spoiled where can I find me and mrs. Oh my God she works on the cars she makes you lunch she provided you what 3 kids I got where can I find one like her tell me .

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EverForward116th says:

    Mrs O got that apron from Al Borland of Tool Time.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EverForward116th says:

    I saw an SMA video titled "Wheel falls off on highway", after seeing the corrosion of this car, I should think you could 100's of videos titled "<insert any part name here> falls off on highway".

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jtrock tree says:

    Too much yaking, lets get to task at hand.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars crazy edo says:

    "El Diablo" 💯👍

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lee travis says:

    SAFETY GLASSES!!!!!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zac Johnson says:

    hows does a subaru get this rusty, what did she do, park it in the ocean?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Hoovan says:

    Remind me to never buy a used Subaru from New York

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xxxdriftr says:

    I had to go through this same thing when I replaced a arm in the rear. Was a pain In the ass 10x!!! Put a new long bolt with anti seize

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shade Tree Mech says:

    "Turn your exhaust fan on it's smoky in here" , Yeah, you should talk. I've seen you fill up that garage with smoke from that smoke wrench.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dillon Mitchell says:

    im a backyard mechanic, and dude you impress me so much on alot of your videos. i wander how much it cost just to take out that bolt

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark Koran Jr says:

    Definitely one of the worst designs ever.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chase Dyer says:

    Nope, not fallin for it. My Subie is going to the shop when this needs done😂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Barranca says:

    you are a great at what you do, thanks for sharing.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    Three words – "snap ring pliers"
    Just sayin…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    As a 50 year toolmaker I learned that there are craftsmen and hacks, the hack just gives up when the job gets challenging.
    The. Craftsman considers it a point of pride to finish the job and to do it right.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    PEOPLE!, If you live in the rust belt Wool Wax (or similar lanolin base stuff) your new car!
    It's cheap and effective!
    Just touch up ever year or two, YOU (and your mechanic) WILL NOT REGRET IT!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Does: Life says:

    Fire houses have dalmatians, SMA has Vinny

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j k says:

    Subaru Foruster.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Cramer says:

    Jesus clips.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Gallucci says:

    OK, I don't usually do this but I would like to know why you don't skip all the prep work, I would disconnect the strut to get the axle out of the way and bypass all the nasty LC arm work. Is there not enough tilt at the LCA to get it out? Seems to me ive done that before on other model subaru's .

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chan Nghiem says:

    wear a mic,

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Anker says:

    "That's a bad idea…"
    Proceeds to do it…

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    Wow, drums, haven't seen those in a while…

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Quinn Hall says:

    It’s not all that dreamy down here lol . We get crap from back home too from transplants

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Froggy 01 says:

    What sort of forester is that with drum brakes…? Is it a USA poverty spec thing?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger says:

    Can't see anything. To dark

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffrey Baca says:

    Look at those NY skills

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mar Te says:

    what year forester is this?

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

    a piece of ALL-THREAD, washers and nuts works pretty well for this.

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

    after looking at your vedios for one years I can say it ,if you can do it ,I can do it lol

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tmcquinn says:

    I was almost 100% certain that I could not saw that bolt, in 2 places no less, and not damage either the link arm(s) or the axle housing (03 WRX). At some point you have nothing to lose. I bought the Diablo blade, removed the backing plate (was replacing it so I no issue with beating the hell out of it) and made the cuts successfully. Maybe all that I proved is that any dumbass can get lucky but I thank you for giving me the nerve to try it.

    And the actress you hire to play the part of your wife is great! 🙂

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry burford says:

    great stuff sir look after that lady she cool, you must get all kinds of jobs with cars.we don't have salt on our roads thank fully iam in new zealand we use quarter inch grit quite good. great video.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PW Gopal says:

    Eric, thanks for the video! where can i get the part you use with the emery cloth?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Buffy Mullenix says:

    The subtitles on this are gold

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Jones says:

    Why did you cut the bolt I don’t understand

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diesel Hatz says:

    The “Not So Nasty”, I like that. I use a UT049, originally from the 90s I believe, bought it off an old timer, hits like a champ. Air hammers aren’t all that popular in the UK, getting .498 bits is a US import job if I want quality and good price even with import and postage. Those guns answer a lot of “how are we going to get this done” questions when it comes to seized components.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ignacio amador says:

    Time to send vinny to the corner store to buy some lotto tickets! 😂

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael cummings says:

    Watching you work on subarus basically tells me I don't want a Subaru any longer, I used to think they were a good durable car

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walt P says:

    Add $12 to the bill for destroying El Diablo.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philip Oakes says:

    don't be a hater because the guy has a great wife

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Brooks says:

    A big nut

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juan says:

    Junk rust bucket

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juan says:

    El Diablo 🇲🇽

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raffaele Vitucci says:

    You do good work.