NEED HELP REPLACING FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

2008 Chevrolet Colorado

Tiny

Rparky

March, 13, 2012 AT 2:54 AM

During brake service, I removed the brake rotors to be machined. These rotors do not come off easily like most. The wheel speed sensor is pressed onto the unit bearing, like a wheel seal. I tried to remove the sensor vs. Un-plugging the sensor and taking it out with the unit bearing. This was not a good idea and now my ABS light is on.I put an ohm meter on both the LH and RH sides and the RF is open. I located the sensor locally at a Napa auto parts for about $60.I would like to not screw up the new part
and would appreciate the proper method to R/R.
The truck is a 2 whl. Drive -4 cyl. A/T -it is a LT model-ext. Cab

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4 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 13, 2012 AT 3:21 AM

New wheel bearing comes with sensor on it. check this out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L65kzq2tFnY

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 13, 2012 AT 3:30 AM

Last 1 I did I just tapped off with screwdriver and tapped new 1 on. (Not on a truck)

Tiny

Rparky

March, 14, 2012 AT 1:39 AM

Mr Fixit. The sensor on my vehicle is not bolted on.I have replaced VSS before, not like this. It appears to be a press fit like a wheel seal.
http://parts-catalog.acdelco.com/catalog/catalog_search.php

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 15, 2012 AT 5:48 PM

Link dont work for actual part. It's an external fit right? You can see lip edge to remove? Like I said I just tapped it off with screwdriver working my way around diameter. But was on a car bearing not truck have not done 1 on truck bearing.

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