ABS Sensor Removal and Replacement

Danton J.A. Cardoso djacardoso at gmail.com
Thu May 22 10:58:15 PDT 2008

Brian, et al.
It's going to break no matter how soft you finesse it.

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Brian Pleet <bpleet at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> I'm learning all about replacing CV boots, with lots of friendly help
> from Audi affectioanatos. Replacing outer boots was well documented
> and seems to have worked. I decided to forgo the inner boot
> replacement because there was little documentation, the current boots
> appear whole and it appears in Bentley that you must press off the
> joint, remove the clip, then press on again with  special tools. I
> did however use the drive shaft bolts that came with the boot kit,
> and added some grease to the existing boot.
> After I removed the CV joint from the hub I read about removing the
> ABS sensor first. On one side there does not appear to be any damage
> to the surface, and I was able to twist the unit out by hand before
> reassembly. The driver side sensor is frozen in place and when I put
> the CV joint back, the cogs were lightly rubbing against the sensor
> tip. I pushed and pushed, only managing to dent the tip, but the
> sensor will not come out. The rubbing has disappeared.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on removing the sensor?  Before I
> reassemble the suspension and get an alignment, should I find $75 to
> buy one from Shokan,or should I try it and hope the ABS functionality
> remains even if dented?
> Brian Pleet
> bpleet at telusplanet.net
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Danton J.A. Cardoso

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