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Guest Message by DevFuse

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removing stuck/sheared bolt ABS sensors

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#1 idosubaru


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

anyone have much luck removing stuck ABS sensors with a sheared off bolt head? doesn't look like much room for a drill but i have a right angle attachment.

once the sensor is off are the bolts usually frozen in the hubs too? i have new ABS sensors so i don't mind ruining the old ones to get the bolt out.

#2 john in KY

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:54 PM

Have a set of sensors from some turbo hubs I bought a few years ago. Wish I had known you were needing some. Can't visualize where the sensors are located but bet if you just pulled the complete hub that sheared bolt could be easily gotten to.

#3 idosubaru


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

they are very easy to replace, but i really don't want to pull the hub. you can actually replace them without even jacking the car up, just turn the wheel and reach around the tire from the front of the car. a couple minute job literally (minus the rust of course).

thanks for the offer john, i already have two new sensors. they wear so much (maybe it's just this area, snow and such) that i wanted brand new ones on mine.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:56 AM

Gary, I drilled mine out easily to a 1/4" bolt. There is room on the outside (the tire side) for a nut. The problem I had and which you won't face is how to get the sensor itself out. Mine was really stuck and I'm sure I damaged it prying on it. It went back in tightly, too.

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