[V8] Help! Speed Sensor removal

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sat May 15 13:13:07 EDT 2004

There was repeated discussion of this last fall if you look through the V8
archives on Audifans.com.  Basically, your approach will depend upon your
circumstances and anatomy, I guess.  I'm short and have rather heavy limbs,
so I couldn't reach down from the top with all the intake air assembly
removed like some suggested, and it was very difficult for me to get both a
tool and a hand in between the exhaust piping.  What worked best for me was
a (I THINK) 10 mm open end wrench taped to a longer 11 mm box end wrench.
Now that I've added a few gearwrench tools to my supply, I think I'd try a
10 mm gearwrench taped to the longer wrench.  You still have to take off
all the air stuff so that you can get to the connectors for the wiring from
the sensors.  This was such a PITA job, especially lying on your back with
the car on jackstands, that I decided to replace both sensors.

At 04:55 PM 5/15/2004 +0000, William Gutierrez wrote:
>I'm trying to replace my speed sensor this weekend, but I'm perplexed how 
>best to get to it.  Do you go in from the top or from the bottom?  Either 
>way, what has to be removed to access it.  Right now, everything's looking 
>pretty tight.
>Bill Gutierrez
>1990 V8 5spd
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