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Drill it out or replace


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#1 msmithmmx

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:05 PM

Well I snapped the bolt head off that holds in the speed sensor into the knuckle. Now the speed sensor has no way to be secured on. Do I replace the knuckle or drill out that rusted welded bolt that snapped like butter after being soaked for 3 days in PB plaster. Its a 98 OBW 200K.

#2 grossgary

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:30 PM

you're talking about the ABS sensor right?

if you ever remove one without shearing the head off, please tell me...well nevermind, i won't believe you!

i've never *removed* one without shearing the stupid head off yet, very annoying.

let me tell you my "fix" that no one here will like. i drill and tap a smaller hole in the center of the original and just use a smaller bolt. it's not going anywhere.

given that the sensor itself actually gets *welded* to the hub, here's my "logic" for all the anal folks to complain about. the housing gets stuck to the hub, and the sensor gets wedged into it's bore, i go with the notion that it's not going anywhere once it's seated. and it's a non load bearing part.

#3 Gloyale

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:07 AM

I'm thinkin the rear speed sensor on a 4EAT?

#4 msmithmmx

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:12 AM

Yes, the ABS sensor, I was removing the knuckle and had to take it out. I like the smaller bolt idea.

#5 The Scooby

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:49 PM

smaller bolt works great, done it a few times.

we are lucky here in the PNW that they come out 90% of the time without any issues.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:34 PM

I like Grossgary's idea. I've never had to face this same issue, but I agree that its a non load bearing part and his fix is certainly the one I'd use. Safe, secure, does its job, and with no safety issues.

#7 msmithmmx

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

Thanks again to USMB, I think I am picking up two knuckles with good hubs installed. This will also close out the bearing job I needed to do

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:02 PM

we are lucky here in the PNW that they come out 90% of the time without any issues.

NO WAY! that's awesome.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:32 PM

you're talking about the ABS sensor right?

if you ever remove one without shearing the head off, please tell me...well nevermind, i won't believe you!

i've never *removed* one without shearing the stupid head off yet, very annoying.

let me tell you my "fix" that no one here will like. i drill and tap a smaller hole in the center of the original and just use a smaller bolt. it's not going anywhere.

given that the sensor itself actually gets *welded* to the hub, here's my "logic" for all the anal folks to complain about. the housing gets stuck to the hub, and the sensor gets wedged into it's bore, i go with the notion that it's not going anywhere once it's seated. and it's a non load bearing part.


shucks,i've had drivers front have all the bolts come loose at once and the ring tumbled around while driving.:eek:
glad i don't have to deal with abs anymore..




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