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Old 08-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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Wheel speed sensor

What is the best way to get a rear wheel speed sensor out without it being labor intensive.

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:23 AM
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Carefully with an alan key and a can of WD40
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:35 AM
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Oh pb is the best. I had to chip around the screw mount and the whole sensor. The I was able to pound a 12mm open end wrench on to it. I wiggled it back and forth ever so slightly then it finally came loose. So after a half can of PB blaster and 3.5 hours it popped out. All that matters is its fixed!!!!!

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Do you drive on salted roads? If so I would get the underside cleaned and sprayed with a light oil. Should help with future jobs.

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:57 PM
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Good tip I'll look into that. But won't the oil make more dirt stick??

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There are thin oils specific for this application. I know Castrol used to make one. It is sprayed on very thin and would soak into chassis joints and sealants. The amount of dirt that would stick is minimal. If you go this route then get the underside very clean first; even if it means taking off shields first. Dont spray drive train. Pay special attention to areas where most road spray hits the car. Repeat application about every six months. Your car will love you and be easier to work on.

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