Wheel Bearing fail?

Tiny
J_RICHARDSON09
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  • 2005 MAZDA 6
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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Well I was asking if it was possible for a wheel to fall off because a bad wheel bearing?

How do you replace the wheel bearings to a 2005 Mazda 6i 4-cylinder 2.3 liter engine?
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 10:29 AM

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Tiny
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If a wheel bearing get's bad enough it can cause you to lose a wheel. Also I need to know if it's the front wheel bearing or the rear one so I can get you the correct info on how to replace it.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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It is the front wheel bearings
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:59 PM
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WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCKLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Caution:

* Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor (axle side) and fix it to an appropriate place where the sensor will not be pulled by mistake while the vehicle is being serviced.

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
2. Install in the reverse order of removal.
3. After installation, inspect the front wheel alignment.

Locknut Removal Note

1. Knock the crimped portion of the locknut outward using a small chisel and a hammer.
2. Lock the hub by applying the brakes.
3. Remove the locknut.

Wheel Hub Component Removal Note

1. Remove the wheel hub component using the SSTs.

2. If the bearing inner race remains on the front wheel hub component, grind a section of the bearing inner race until approximately 0.5 mm (0.02 inch) remains. Then remove it using a chisel.

Wheel Bearing Removal Note

1. Remove the wheel bearing using the SSTs.
Wheel Bearing Installation Note

1. Install the new wheel bearing using the SSTs.

Wheel Hub Component Installation Note

1. Install the wheel hub component using the SSTs.

Locknut Installation Note

1. Install a new locknut and stake it as shown.
There you go you have to remove the knuckle from the car to press out the hub and wheel bearing with a press or have a machine shop do it.Then you will have to have the car aligned.They have a tool that you can do it on the car and save the car from being aligned and having to remove the knuckle.If your good with working on car's i would do it your self if your not then i would have someone do it for you.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 12:07 PM

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