Front Wheel Bearing Assembly 2004 G35 Replacement 2wd
Front Wheel Bearing Assembly 2004 G35 Replacement 2wd


BAM! Mr. Tarrou Well, you normally see me doing math videos and that is certainly my specialty but if all goes well with this installation, I’m putting front wheel bearings on my 2004 G35 Coupe and I couldn’t find any good instructional videos on the internet. Actually, I couldn’t find anything specific to my car So, I’m going to work on one side, if it goes well I’m going to be showing you, um, step-by-step how to work on the other side of my car Again – reinstalling or replacing front wheel bearings on a 2004 G35 Coupe If you see the rest of this video, you know the left side went we’ll get to the right side… (fades out) Okay, well, I’m working more on the video so you know the left side didn’t go too bad. The hardest part was actually getting the hub off the car So, uhh I’m going to remember that I’m a math teacher, not a mechanic. So I’m just showing you what I’m doing, hopefully it works but uhh, you know…do this project at your own risk. Okay, the first thing you wanna do – and I’ll move the camera and show you these individual bolts – is there is a little..umm..I believe a 12 mm bolt I’ll check this before I get to the next scene that we’re going to release to do..um..or to take out to release the brake line Now, I have steel braided lines, this might be a little bit different from your setup. The next thing you’re gonna wanna do is break loose the two 22 mm bolts that are holding on the caliper uh, I have Brembo brakes, I’m not sure what the size bolt is for standard brakes but the replacement of the front wheel bearing hub I believe is exactly the same. Okay, now here is the mounting point for the brake line Your brake setup with standard lines will have two bolts here but either way, they’re 12 mm Just back those out and put the bolts back where they belong, that way we don’t lose them later These Brembo Calipers – the brake pads are held on by pins so I’m not going to actually have to take my brake pads out You will, I’m sure, with standard brakes – and lemme just stop the video and show you the bolts behind the caliper if I can get to ’em Okay, here’s your two – one up there – 22 mm bolts you’re going to have to break out. Those are going to be tight. Factory torque specs are around 110 ft lb and then back here you see the back of the front wheel assembly, the front hub wheel bearing hub This is a plastic cap, you’ve got a ABS sensor in here so make sure you’re very careful with that or… I didn’t have to take mine off for the other side but uhh…you do what you feel is the safest, but there is four bolts There’s one here Here and then two up at the top The bottom one here next to the lower control arm is a little bit tough to get to, It’s also tough for me to get on the camera Uh, those have a torque spec of…what was it between?…well, I don’t want to say it wrong. I’ll just show you later on in the video. Um, *clears throat* what I’m going to do now is get a 22 mm socket on there and I’ll come back and show you how I hold the wrench to try and break these loose so it’s going to be pretty tough… Well, on the left side I’m going to need a breaker bar to get these caliper bolts loose umm Right side I am. So, I’ve slipped a pipe over my half-inch socket – or maybe you have a proper breaker bar – and I’ve found the easiest way is to stay on the front of the car, get that 22 mm socket around there, and make sure it’s in a loose position and break it loose. I’m pushing down towards the ground Um, turn this to the left. I’m on the right side of the car. *loud clunk* Okay, well, I’ve got it loose. I don’t think you need to see me turn a wrench. So I’ll be back with the next step. We’re also gonna hang this caliper off the suspension with some wire, zip ties, or whatever you have – to not pull on the brake line Okay, this is definitely not the example of the best tool for the job but this how I’ve always opened up my pads There are proper pad spreaders and really..I should be using those I’ve just always used a big wrench and used a very, very thick towel to pad the brake pa…uh the caliper and then I’m gonna put this over here and just pull a little .. put a .. squeeze a little bit Just enough to pull the pads away from the disc so I can slide this caliper off the rotor Which actually is already unbolted from this port, but I can’t get it off because the pads are pressing against the disc So, maybe get a proper tool – spread those pads, pull your caliper off If you have standard brake setup you’re going to have to remove your pads. Um, again, I don’t have to. Okay, so here again is the back of the assembly I’m trying to hold my camera backwards here. This bolt down here near the bottom near the control arm is going to be a little bit tough to get out but as you move the wheel left and right you will be able to get that bolt past your lower control arm and you can get the socket on as well but it’s a little bit tough. and uh just do the best you can to get to these bolts and get ’em loosened. They also will be extremely tight and you may need a breaker bar Now, again, your anti-lock break sensor is here but once you get these bolts loosened you won’t have to worry about breaking that sensor as you remove the hub Now, I had trouble getting the hub off so you want to leave these bolts back here loose You know, back them off of the aluminum mounting point here and then use a punch and hammer and just rotate around these four bolts and just keep hammering ’em as you push this assembly out of your suspension. Umm…you know this is all aluminum here…the suspension piece is, so it’s going to be better to hit these bolts from behind and push out this front wheel bearing assembly So this is what a punch is going to look like. You’ll put this at the center of the bolt and again, hammer on the back. Now, nowadays, you know we have to go buy these. My uhh friend that’s helping me do this, who uhh used to go to school when we actually cared about shop and mechanics, actually made this by hand in High School ..but no, now we just think everyone’s gonna go to college and not pick up a trait and probably make more money than I am. Alright, well, this will be easier once I get back in the and turn the wheel to the right some more but you can get to three of these bolts with the wheel turned to the right or if you’re on the left side of the car – turned to the left. Uh, my friend Rick here has got a breaker bar on our half-inch drive with a 17 inch socket and we’ll come back and show you the third bolt and of course, you don’t need to see us turn wrenches here so um…be back with the last bolt in a second! Okay, so we have all four bolts backed out. This right side was a little bit easier than the other. Found out that if I did hold the steering wheel hard right, uhh.. We could get to all four of the bolts in that lower control arm. Was not a problem like the left side. umm..we got the punch, it’s in the center of the bolt. We’re going to just start tapping this punch around the back of these bolts . Just keep going around and around and around. cuz there’s a, you know, some…well…we gotta slide the wheel assembly out of our suspension. and umm…here we go! Okay, so, we can see my calipers hanging from the wire. We have the bolts out and we’re just gonna simply slide out this hub. The..um..the dust plate is gonna come with it. …hopefully… *chuckle* heh, well, it’s loose. We were all excited that it was loose. um, this is going to slide out. We will make sure that the orientation of the dust plate stays the same. Oh, it’s not coming out because we forget a bolt! See what happens when you start the camera? You get bloopers. There we go, now lets try it. There you go, perfect! and we’re going to put that down at the same orientation Someone said that you have to be careful that you put the new one on in a certain way Cuz supposedly these bolts aren’t completely symmetric Umm they look pretty darn close to me. So either I got lucky on the left side or you do have to be careful That uh..there is only one way to put your bearing on. Now you can see the um, this little black sensor here. Don’t touch it. I mean I don’t know if you can touch it but I’m not going to. That is your anti-lock brake sensor. Uh, we’re going to run..hopefully this is okay, just a little super fine cleaning here on the edge of this opening To remove some of the resid…the dust, not the dust, the uh..rust from the wheel bearing that we took out. and we’ll placing the new one in just, momentarily! Okay, if you care to see. Here’s the difference between the new AND old. The right side was replaced probably 40, 000 miles ago. Due to a clicking sound under warranty. and uh..that came off quite a bit easier. So lets get this thing back on. Okay, well, maybe I could get some comments saying what I could’ve or should’ve done but um, someone said replace these bolts because they’re cheap. The service guy, when I ordered my part, said there’s no need to replace them. I don’t see any blue on here, but we’re gonna go ahead and use some, just a drop of blue threadlock just to make sure these bolts don’t come out. and um, you know, I’m sure I’ll be the one replacing these front wheel bearings again in another 90, 000 miles So I guess if I, uh, made a mistake I’ll be cursing myself then in another nine years. So uh, here we go! Well here you go. I said that those wholes we’re not completely symmetric. That they looked very, very close. I went ahead and put the dust shield on the front assembly and you can see in this position, the wholes do NOT line up If we rotate the bearing 180° Viola! Now of course you’ll figure this all out quickly as you put on this front assembly, but save yourself from trying to put a few bolts in and having to take everything back out and put it on correctly. Also, and make sure that your dust shield is getting put on your front suspension correctly because apparently if you put it on backwards, it will rub and you will have a nasty noise! Alright, here’s the proper orientation of the dust shield and there’s a ridge right here. That ridge goes in towards the inside of the car, not the outside because of course you can kinda turn this around, but that is the correct orientation with this ridge going towards the inside of the car, there’s a bump there. Alright! Okay, so again, we’re keeping the suspension to the right. Basically the same axis, to torque these tight, which was 58 to 72 ft lb or at least that’s what I found on the internet. Torque those four bolts holding the front hub on and again the two bolts that hold the calipers on. Those need to be torqued at to about 111 to 112 ft lb So we’re just going to reassemble this and we’ll… we’ll be, we’ll uhh..be done. Well, here we go, It’s all back together again. We’ll be doing the test drive soon to make sure that it’s all good. uhh…sorry I don’t have the supplies to clean everything up and make it all shiny like I really kinda want it to. Unfortunately, I discovered that my bumps stopped so my struts are *chuckles* uhh flopping around on the strut itself. So I guess that will be the next project So, I’m Mr. Tarrou, BAM!! go fix that car.

97 thoughts on “Front Wheel Bearing Assembly 2004 G35 Replacement 2wd”

  1. XMageOfMetalX says:

    Congratz on 400th vid!

  2. ProfRobBob says:

    Thank you:):):)

  3. ProfRobBob says:

    I appreciate the support very much:)

  4. Sonnie Huynh says:

    Yes, I would watch your math videos but this time hahaha car ok =))

  5. Willia, Bryant says:

    Nice job. Personally I don't think there is no need to replace the bolts or use thread locker. To remove all the calipers I have worked on only required some mild prying with a large screwdriver and a small tap of a hammer. I'm also suprized the non brembo version requires pad removal. Just seems odd to me. Anyways nice job. Some air tools would really have sped up the service time.

  6. Andrew Huggins says:

    Excellent job. I just subbed to you for math advise and this video surprised me. I did wheel bearings and bump stops among other things on my Miata before the start of the track day season. They are much easier on my car. Research those bump stops, some aftermarket setups are designed to let the bump stop "float" so dust or dirt doesn't get trapped inside it. Regardless, I replace bump stops every season, they are a great tuning too for some suspension designs.

  7. MrSeagull16 says:

    talk about branching your channel out

  8. ProfRobBob says:

    I hope you don't mind the occasional random topic. We will be getting back to math with the next video:)

  9. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks. I watched a video of someone removing the front hub assembly of a 4 wheel drive fx35 I think…and they removed the brake pads. Air tools would have definitely been quicker. I enjoyed the quiet zen of working with my our and tools though. Remember, I am usually in a classroom!!! haha

  10. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks for the tips. I love the fact you enjoy your car and I am sure are quite a good driver…I am sure better than me:) I used to do track days at Sebring but it has been years since I have been there. Miata are great cars. My friend that was helping me actually has one and his rear bump stops are gone. Do you know of any good DIY picture threads or a video we could watch to learn how to replace them on his car?

  11. ProfRobBob says:

    I hope you don't mind. My wife and I are a little concerned about putting a car maintenance video on my math channel. I don't intend to do many of these…not enough to make a separate YouTube channel. At least I don't think so…any thoughts?

  12. ProfRobBob says:

    I talk about torque a little bit when I introduce vectors:D I don't intend on making enough car videos to justify making another YouTube channel…just a car play list maybe. I'm always open to suggestions!

  13. ProfRobBob says:

    I hoped you liked it. I don't want to dilute my math channel but I also didn't want to make another channel for just a few car maintenance videos…maybe just make a playlist. Any feedback is appreciated. I make my videos out of enjoyment, but it is the support of my viewers and subscribers that has keeps me going.

  14. Andrew Huggins says:

    Just PM'd you a link

  15. ProfRobBob says:

    Thank you very much for the information and your support. I do not run ads for my channel. I only grow through the support of my viewers and subscribers, so thank you again:) Please spread the word!

  16. TeaJhey says:

    You just got 10^150x cooler.

  17. ProfRobBob says:

    😀 Thanks!!!

  18. ProfRobBob says:

    Good to see you again! Can you tell I'm on spring break:)…and branching out with hobbies instead of just making new math videos?!

  19. GeneralMills66 says:

    What was the point of the punch? was it to break the wheel bearing away?

  20. ProfRobBob says:

    Yes. I saw that tip in another video. My left front bearing had rusted in to the suspension and was somewhat difficult to remove. The hub assemble slides in or needs to slide out about a 1/3 if an inch to be installed/removed. I didn't care about damaging my old bearings by just banging on them…I did not want to damage my suspension.

  21. MrSeagull16 says:

    nah man, go for it, its your channel you can put whatever you want on it. but if you did want to make more (a lot more), a separate channel would probably be better just because it would be better suited to more people finding your car videos as opposed to the sea of math videos you have spawned. 😀

  22. MSswishaha says:

    Is there anything you can't do? 😉

  23. verdantblues says:

    Hahaha. This is new. From Math to cars. =)) Awesooome. What's next? Cooking, perhaps? 😀

  24. ProfRobBob says:

    There is plenty I don't know how to do…I can't spell very well and thus lose at Scrabble every time I play!!! That is one reason I teach math:D I do like to work with my hands. I have laid tile, installed drywall, done plumbing work, minor automotive jobs, installed pavers…and photography is a hobby.

  25. ProfRobBob says:

    Thank you! I must say this video is quite popular for being less than a week old. I may have to get some mechanic training and start a new channel. Tarrou's Garage Talk:) I am going to have to finish my Calculus videos first though.

  26. ProfRobBob says:

    COOKING!!! I should have tole MSswishaha that I can't cook very well either. It is a good thing I have a great wife to takes great care of me:D

  27. ProfRobBob says:

    Thank you:):):)

  28. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks…That was kind of a spring break experiment. I did get good feed-back though, so from time to time I might add more but for now my after school time is currently being spent building my Calc playlist. Oh, and since I get so many comments on my writing, I had a viewer request that I do a video teaching capital letters, so I did post that video last week:) Thanks again for your continued support!

  29. Arm Darb says:

    This is awesome! Please make more calculus videos!!

  30. ProfRobBob says:

    I am teaching AP Calculus next year live, so no worries about more Calculus videos. I am doing or redoing the homework in every section I will have to teach and then doing notes and a video….unless I already have a video I'm happy with. I will probably only get a video or two done a week, but they are coming:)

  31. Arm Darb says:

    Thank you very much!

  32. Arm Darb says:

    I'm going to like and favorite all your videos.

  33. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks for watching more than math:)

  34. ProfRobBob says:

    That's awesome….thanks for the support! With the help of viewers like you…my wife and I are one step closer to reaching our dream of doubling our subscriber ranking:) Please continue to share my channel with others and watch us groW!

  35. Mihail See says:

    Nice ProjectMU? Rotors. Have you had to replace the rear yet? I snapped a stud and the replacement that I tried doing ruined the teeth that holds the studs lol so I need to replace the hub that holds the studs. Where did you order your parts? And do you have a part number? Thx!

  36. ProfRobBob says:

    Yes they are ProjectMU. I have not replaced the rear bearings yet. As my car is celebrating its 10th birthday I am getting an itch to replace the entire car:D That stinks your stud broke. I was a bit nervous my maintenance project would end with my car disabled waiting for new parts to arrive or someone that would have to fix a mistake I made. I bought my parts from mynismo dot com. Just call and they will make sure you get the correct part. Grubbs Infiniti is great too.

  37. amandalalagos says:

    Haha! Love it 🙂

  38. ProfRobBob says:

    Oh, did you want to buy my car?…or know anyone that would?
    Good to see you're still following me…lol

  39. William Helfrich says:

    excellent video and will be doing both fronts on my 05 g35 coupe. thanks

  40. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks and good luck…I'm selling mine, do you need another one?!…lol

  41. KillerZero259 says:

    it's so surprising how i came to your channel to review complex numbers for my A.C. circuit analysis class and i find you working on the same car that i own! mine is a 6MT model as well! i hate the automatics haha, but why are you selling your G though?

  42. ProfRobBob says:

    Thanks for watching…BAM!!!

  43. ProfRobBob says:

    I LOVED mine but it had 96,000 miles and it was time for a bit more luxury…she went to a really good home who made room in the garage for her..I feel at peace, she's never even been close to a garage:( I have plenty of awesome memories and photos…enjoy yours!

  44. ddemier ddemier says:

    I love my 2003 automatic G35 coupe! All the manuals have clutch problems with the G35. Buy an automatic for less maintaince!

  45. spencecold says:

    Was you front hub bearings making a humming noise before you replaced them and did you ever have to do the rear bearings too

  46. REESE Tibbs says:

    Great job I am going to do this for a friend. To save here a few hundred bucks from the stealership.

  47. nueng1991 says:

    Thank you for doing this video. It is really helpful. I am thinking to do this for my G35 too. I want to know where did you buy it and what brand. 

  48. aryan khan says:

    Why not remove or touch the abs sensor???

  49. pimpownzu says:

    You must live in an area where there isn't much snow. 
    I have a G35X and the bearing would need to be pressed out and new one pressed in.
    For the G35X, tappping the bolts to remove the bearing wouldn't be an option. You will need to remove the knuckle to work on the bearing replacement.

    Also, for those of us who deals with snow every winter, you will be faced with corroded cotter pins, which will also be quite the challenge in itself. lol
    I really envy the perfect scenario as shown in this video!

    But great video, it is very useful resource.

  50. VQ 87 says:

    Thank you … I thought i had to press it

  51. Nemesisracing666 says:

    nice vid

  52. kdu8004 says:

    Nice to see that it is a manual.

  53. nextangel says:

    How did you know you needed a new bearing? @ ProfRobBob

  54. Channel?R says:

    Is tht a infinti symbol gold chain are u serious right now lmao

  55. Daniel Farooqi says:

    ProfessorRobBob, I have a question.. I'm finally thinking of getting this done, bought the car with 115k and have had this problem since and now it has 118k, 6spd with brembos. What brand did you use? Do you recommend Timken or Oem or etc? Also, how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Thanks!

  56. Mohammad Khan says:

    I need to get this replaced as well and I was wondering when you purchased the hub and bearing did it come together already pressed in because it seems like you have to buy them separately and get them pressed ? @ProfRobBob

  57. Mitt P says:

    Nice work mate

  58. TC350Z says:

    Awesome vid!

  59. Ronald says:

    Helpful video, thanks! Subscribed cause I love math too haha

  60. Julio Rosas says:

    this was a strange encounter.
    I didnt notice who you were until you mentioned that you were a math teacher.
    Ive watched your math videos in the past and they were very helpful and so is this video.  thanks.

  61. Jeron Bornstein says:

    So I have watched every video of yours as I progress through calc 1 and 2 (soon to take calc 3, and DiffE) as I study Mechanical Engineering.
    Funny part is I work as a mechanic, and I do this for a living! So it is refreshing to see someone do their own work; it's a lost art.

    The only Ironic thing I see here is the shirt 😛

    Please don't stop posting upper-level mathematics videos!! Differential equations??

  62. buellman2000 says:

    That's a really good video!!

  63. TradeMark Media says:

    Was this AWD ?

  64. Jeff's Little Engine Service says:

    Very good video, I just finished replacing mine with your help. Thank you.

  65. Darren Malden says:

    thanks for taking your time to help us out. this service went off without a hitch. the left bearing assembly needed some coercing with a hammer and punch due to heating and corrosion caused by failure.

  66. James Bond says:

    Hey question. My car makes this squeek sound when I drive and sounds like the squeek goes with the rotation of the wheel. But the sound goes away when I hit the brakes. Is that wheel bearing or what do you think it is?
    05 g35 coupe

  67. Lord Quavos says:

    Thank you for making this video!
    -Jake

  68. Ernest Ramirez says:

    WHAAAAAT!!!

    BAM!!!

    I thought that was you in the picture.

    I was like what the heck is Pro Rob making a video on being a mechanic? LOL

  69. Kenneth Gallo says:

    I just used this tutorial video on my 2003 is Nissan 350z and its exactly the same hub assembly setup if anyone was curious. the job went very easily(thank God) haha took me roughly about an hour and a half and im probably about a 4 or 5 out of 10 when it comes to being mechanically inclined to do a project like this

  70. Steve Moore says:

    Good video. there is really far too little video documentation of just about all Infinity products. I didn't realize that or I would have recorded my front suspension rebuild. Along that thought, I noticed something in your video. The below attached picture shows your inboard bushing on the compression rod has failed. Or at least it LOOKS like it is not sitting proper. I actually had failure of both lower inboard joints on BOTH sides after a 1500 mile road trip. Not the easiest of jobs. But certainly doable with your knowledge. Hit me up if you need info.

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=79F8EE9156379958!942&authkey=!APU8KI_-yNbSWEg&v=3&ithint=photo%2cPNG

  71. Troy Jones says:

    nice video, my 08 g35s is making a loud humming or whining noise. is this noise the wheel bearing? if so. i need to replace them

  72. W .Khairi says:

    Great job Prof (:-)

  73. Angel Martinez says:

    Thank you posting this. I was working on my 350z and had the rotor stuck, as well as the hub I was trying to replace. This helped me bust out the mallet and finish the job.

    You were right about the screw stuck to the knuckle. Turning the well helped out alot in this too.

  74. felix cruz says:

    thank you

  75. Scieneering says:

    Hey Mr Tarrou, I remember i was talking to you before on this about you looking at a new one, did you get that awesome Corvette?? I remember you saying you looked at those a lot!

  76. Nic Slayer says:

    Be prepared for failure if you have a g35x sedan… Just letting you all know. Completely different set up

  77. DeejayMC25 says:

    hey man I just ordered that part,so I can do this my self on a 03 2wd ,I don't have to take it to a shop to get it pressed out?

  78. Alex Zepeda says:

    hello is it the same set up for 350z

  79. j Perez says:

    nice video.

  80. alejandro says:

    you didn't show the hardest part which is pounding out the bearing,some are cemented in there,some anti seize on the new one will prevent the next guy from a headache.mine never come out smoothly I .invested in a slide hammer,it works well for a lot of cars.great job though,i never could understand algebra very well,but am very mechanical,i only wish I had a brain for mathematics you can solve any problem with it.so I admire people like you.maybe I shoud start watching your math videos.lol.cheers.

  81. Brendon Rahman says:

    would this be the same for replacing the front wheel bearings on my 2003 g35 sedan?

  82. Jose Guzman says:

    infiniti problems. oly. I have infiniti. to. is. to many problems. not good car

  83. Jose Guzman says:

    maybe 2 year oly. you need change again you bearing me fx35 2 year need new bearing again. not good. 🙁

  84. draik jones says:

    does this work the same with the 2006 base coupe? 2wd?

  85. ChaviÑo says:

    Thanks for your teaching.

  86. Scott Melo says:

    This was a very well put together video. Thank you for the time you put into this.

  87. Ed Peterson says:

    It sems to me that brake rotor is the one for LH side. You need to interchange them. I am wrong?? Thanks for the vid. Going to replace mine tomorrow.

  88. Tom Kaos [Official] says:

    Are the bearing/hub bolts also 22mm?

  89. Cuban Boy says:

    How much do they cost you and where can i buy them?

  90. daman0211 says:

    Damn when I saw that old guy, I was like damn classic example of an hour and a half job turning into a lifetime 😂

  91. Jerrell Strawn says:

    Thanks.

  92. pospc2 says:

    Thanks for video. At 166k and a engine rebuild(due to me neglecting timing rattle and jumped) and rear wheel bearings already replaced,my front right is screaming at me. I may know how to work on cars but i like to see the kind of hassle i maybe dealing with. Like my Navigator that hub was so seized on it took about 3 hours,even used a torch and air hammer.

  93. Ryan Williams says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!!
    Best math teacher hands down!

  94. Luke Dixon says:

    Duuuude you taught me Calculus now I'm using your help changing my wheel bearings! Rock and Roll!!

  95. Aaron Zrt says:

    Thank you so much Mr bean you really help me 👍👍

  96. 50Calx2 says:

    Rob, how do you know the wheel bearings are going out?

  97. Blitz Court says:

    So do you have to replace the entire hub or can the bearing itself be replaced

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