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Unread 12-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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How to remove broken front wheels speed sensor

Well, not such a good day in the garage today, but better than being at work. One of the speed sensors broke off in the sealed hub. Does anyone know how to get this dang this out? I tried an easy out, but it's too soft to work. If I drill, all the crap will get into the bearing, and it looks like the sensor goes round to rectangular??? Not sure if the hole does the same thing. Any help is greatly appreciated. Jim

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Unread 12-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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drill a 1/8 hole about 1/4 inch and try to use a dental pick to get it. Or you could just buy a new hub assembly, and it will come with the sensor installed on it.
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Maybe clean it off with brake cleaner, drill a small pilot hole if you can, and epoxy a 12" piece of wire to it and let it set while you drink beer. Then hopefully pull it out!

No matter how you get it out, make sure you add some dielectric grease to the new one you put in!
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drill a 1/8 hole about 1/4 inch and try to use a dental pick to get it. Or you could just buy a new hub assembly, and it will come with the sensor installed on it.
Thanks for the advice. It worked. The epoxy method would have been my backup. That thing was in there TIGHT! Had to hold the screw with vice grips and pry on it with a lever. I cleaned up the hole and put dialectic grease when I put the new sensor in.
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