I had the same problem in a VW Passat and a 318 BMW . The only way that i could remove the sensor was by using force and breaking it , but being careful not to damage the ring on the shaft. Even knowing these sensors are made of plastic they seem to cease against the metal probably by heat caused by the brakes ( this is only an assumption). Good luck and I hope that this helps to sort the problem.
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Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
Remove the caliper assembly; do not let the caliper assembly hang by the brake hose, instead support it with a piece of wire looped around the front spring or control arm.
Remove the retaining screw from the brake rotor and remove the rotor from the hub.
An impact driver, No. 3 phillips screwdriver bit, and a hammer may be needed to remove the retaining screw. It is fairly easy to destroy the screw slots using an ordinary phillips screwdriver to remove the tightly driven screw (see photo).
To install the disc, replace the disc on the hub, screw in the retaining screw and replace the caliper assembly.
Slightly loosen tire lug nuts, raise car with jack, remove lug nuts and wheel, remove caliper bolts from brake calipers. Open cap on brake fluid reservoir, place folded towel over top of reservoir and set cap on the paper towel to hold it in place, use a large 9-inch C-clamp to squeez in on front brake pad about 1/8 inch. REmove caliper from rotor. Hang caliper from shock coils with strong bungie strap so there is no pressure on the brake line. Remove bolts from caliper plate and remove caliper plate. Using oversized phillips screwdriver end attached to a 3/8 inch flex wrench, you will carefully put light pressure in a counter-clockwise direction to remove the brass screws and tap the flex wrench at the same time with a large 3-pound hammer driving the screwdriver end into the top of the screw as you put more pressure on the wrench to loosen the screw. This is about the only way to remove brass screws without "damaging them" and they are a dealer item not found in parts store. There should be two screws holding the rotor on. Then spray liquid wrench or penetrating oil into all holes on rotor toward center to help dissolve rust. Wait three minutes then tap rear of rotor lightly with large hammer taking care NOT to hit the thin metal rotor shield. Eventually, this tapping force will loosen the rotor. Use same technique of tapping the flex wrench when applying pressure to wrench to tighten the brass screws when replacing the rotors.
There are two different types of calipers used on 01 Beetles.
The first which does not have a detachable caliper bracket is easiest and is as follows:
Remove front wheels
Unbolt calipers from integrated spindle/bracket with proper allen bit and lift calipers and pads and support them.
Remove set screw holding rotor to hub. You may need an impact screwdriver as these seize up with age.
Slide rotor off hub.
The second has a separate detachable bracket that wraps around the rotor.
Remove the front wheels
Remove two caliper bracket bolts holding bracket, caliper and pads onto rotor as a unit.
Some vehicles have a standard bolt in this position, some have a VW special star bolt, so inspect to see if you are equipped to remove these. If you have the star bolts and do not have the proper tool, you need to get it... attempting to use the wrong tool will not end well.
Use a philips screwdriver to remove the set screw holding the rotor to the hub. You may need an impact screwdriver as these screws seize up with age.
Slide rotor off the hub.
the info can ussually be found at your library or one off the auto part web sites[auto zone] i think.mightbe one.not enough info in your question>remouve tire? i know.not being totally familiar with 2000 jeep but usually just remouve the caliper and maybe the caliper support held on by two bolts behind the rotor.some rotors are held on the hub with two small screw.if not just turn the wheel as far to one side as possible to gain access to the inside of the rotor and !beat it! off.
After removing the caliper body, unfasten the retaining bolts and remove the caliper mounting bracket, in order to remove the rotor
Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the tire/wheel assembly.
Remove the caliper mounting bolts, then lift the caliper assembly away from the brake rotor.
Use a suitable piece of wire to suspend the caliper assembly. This will prevent the weight of the caliper from being supported by the brake flex hose which will damage the hose.
Once the caliper body and brake pads are removed, unfasten the caliper bracket mounting bolts, then remove the bracket from the rotor.
Remove the rotor retaining screws.
Remove the brake rotor by pulling it straight off the wheel mounting studs or if seized in place, remove the stubborn brake rotor by threading in two 8 x 1.25mm bolts, two turns at a time until the brake rotor is released.
If necessary, completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool as provided in the front disc brake pad replacement procedures in this section.
Install the brake rotor onto the wheel hub and tighten the mounting screws.
Install the caliper mounting bracket and secure with the retaining bolts.
Install the caliper and pad assembly over the brake rotor and mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid.
Install the tire/wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
Pump the brake pedal until the brake pads are seated and a firm pedal is achieved before attempting to move the vehicle.
Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
Road test the vehicle to check for proper brake operation.
Remove 2/3of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
Remove the front wheel hub extension (dual wheel vehicles only).
Insert a drift or large screwdriver through the brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent the rotor from turning.
Mark the relationship of the front wheel hub extension to the hub
Remove the front wheel hub extension bolts
Remove the front wheel hub extension from the vehicle. It may be necessary to tap around the perimeter of the hub extension with a rubber mallet to loosen it from the hub
Mark the relationship of the rotor to the hub.
Remove the caliper and mounting bracket as an assembly.
Hang the caliper and the mounting bracket assembly from the suspension using mechanics wire.
Remove the rotor.
If the rotor is difficult to remove due to corrosion in the hub area use the following procedure to remove the rotor (25 series only).
Clean all the surface areas and the threaded holes of contamination
Generously apply penetrating oil or the equivalent to the hub/rotor area
Insert (2) M10 x 1.5 bolts (jack screws) into the threaded holes of the rotor
Tighten both bolts evenly to force the rotor from the hub.
Clean all rust and contaminants from the both side of the rotor and the hub flange.
If the rotor was removed using the jack screw method you must ensure that the hub flange is free of nicks or marks caused by this procedure. Remove all raised nicks or marks before installing the rotor.
Install the rotor.
Install the caliper and the mounting bracket as an assembly.
Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc
1999 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date:
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove wheel and tire assembly. Be careful to avoid damage or interference
with caliper bleeder screw fitting and front disc brake rotor shield (2K004).
front disc brake rotor (1125) and disc brake caliper (2B120) assembly in such a
way as to prevent deformation of front disc brake rotor , and nicking,
scratching or contamination of brake linings/rotor surfaces. NOTE: To prevent damage, do not allow disc brake caliper to hang by the
front brake hose (2078) .
Remove caliper anchor plate bolts and discard. Position disc brake caliper
out of the way. Prevent separation of caliper housing from anchor bracket
because contamination of guide pin journals can occur.
NOTE: If excessive force must be used during front disc brake rotor
removal, the front disc brake rotor should be checked for runout prior to
If additional force is required to remove front disc brake rotor , apply Rust
Penetrant and Inhibitor F2AZ-19A501-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification
ESR-M99C56-A on front and rear rotor/hub mating surfaces. First, strike front
disc brake rotor between lug bolts (1107) with a plastic hammer. If this does
not work, attach 2-3 Jaw Puller 205-D027 (D80L-1013-A) or equivalent and remove
front disc brake rotor . Remove front disc brake rotor from wheel hub (1104)
assembly by pulling it off the lug bolts.
If original front disc brake rotor is being installed, make sure rotor
braking and mounting surfaces are clean.
to clean rust and foreign material from rotor and hub mounting faces when
installing new or old front disc brake rotors will result in high rotor runout,
which will speed up the development of brake roughness shudder
Apply a small amount of Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound
D7AZ-19A331-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A to pilot
diameter of front disc brake rotor.
Install front disc brake rotor on wheel hub assembly.
Install disc brake caliper and new caliper anchor bracket bolts on front disc
brake rotor . Tighten caliper anchor bracket bolts to 88-118 Nm (65-87 lb-ft).
to tighten lug nuts (1012) in a star pattern may result in high rotor runout,
which will speed up the development of brake roughness, shudder and
Install wheel and tire assembly on vehicle. Tighten lug nuts to 115-142 Nm
(85-104 lb-ft) using Rotunda Accutorq® Lug Nut Socket 164-R0303 or equivalent on
a 1/2 inch air impact wrench, or use a torque wrench.
Pump brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake linings.
Varvah, front rotor: Jack up the car, put on safety stands, remove wheel, remove caliper mounting bolts (2), hang caliper in place w/ bungy cord, rope, etc. so you don't stress the brake line, remove caliper mounting bracket bolts, remove bracket from rotor, remove retaining screws on the front of the rotor, remove rotor. If it's stuck, get 2 - 8x 1.25 mm screws (longer version of what u removed), tighten them in the rotor, they will push it off easily. Reverse to install, tighten bracket to 80 ft lbs, caliper to 20 ft lbs. Let me know if u need more info. Countrycurt0