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How do I remove the ABS sensor RF wheel ?

I have the disc off and the allen screw that holds the sensor , the reason I am removing sensor is to make sure it is not dirty or rusted. When I go stop, at the very end of the stop under 5k, the abs on the driver side wheel kicks in and the opposite side brake applies harder.I wwas told to clean up that sensor but can't get it off. Help please

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  • thepawlyks Jan 25, 2009

    Live in B.C.lower mainland,dealer Murrays in Abbotsford would do nothing so I phoned GM and complained about problem ,they said to bad so sad your 2001 with 210000 km is your problem not ours. He also pointed out the foregn guys would not do anything for you either, so complain all you want, we are not doing anything. Murray took out senors, cleaned them, charged me $285.00 without fixing the problem said I should replace the front hubs for $440.00 each plus labour, To much, so for now I pulled the fuse ,no more abs till I figure out what to do. Thanks for the help.

  • thepawlyks Jan 25, 2009

    Live in B.C.lower mainland,dealer Murrays in Abbotsford would do nothing so I phoned GM and complained about problem ,they said to bad so sad your 2001 with 210000 km is your problem not ours. He also pointed out the foregn guys would not do anything for you either, so complain all you want, we are not doing anything. Murray took out senors, cleaned them, charged me $285.00 without fixing the problem said I should replace the front hubs for $440.00 each plus labour, To much, so for now I pulled the fuse ,no more abs till I figure out what to do. Thanks for the help.

  • thepawlyks Jan 25, 2009

    Live in B.C.lower mainland,dealer Murrays in Abbotsford would do nothing so I phoned GM and complained about problem ,they said to bad so sad your 2001 with 210000 km is your problem not ours. He also pointed out the foregn guys would not do anything for you either, so complain all you want, we are not doing anything. Murray took out senors, cleaned them, charged me $285.00 without fixing the problem said I should replace the front hubs for $440.00 each plus labour, To much, so for now I pulled the fuse ,no more abs till I figure out what to do. Thanks for the help.

  • thepawlyks Jan 26, 2009

    Between my wife, 4 children their family, and I there are eleven GM vehicles. The only way we can protest is with our feet. We buy at least 3 units a year, this is going elsewere. The problem here is not something that should be happening in our area. I am also aware that GM or the dealers are picking up part or all the repair costs on this problem in a few of the northern states. That is what got me going and those trucks were probably built in Osahawa.

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Before you get too carried away: You dont say where you live or the year of your truck. GM recognizes the problem with the wheel-speed sensor, particularly in areas of US and Canada where they use lots of salt on the roads. GM offers (to the lucky ones) free repair for that sensor/ABS problem. Check with your dealer.

Often the sensors are destroyed in trying to remove them...but you can try lots of penetrating oil, let soak overnight and then try to gently pry the sensor out. Good luck.

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  • newfydad Jan 26, 2009

    Yup, I live in BC too, where we "dont salt the roads" so I dont qualify either. I, too, removed the ABS fuse. You should be aware that, besides lighting up the annoying ABS warning on the cluster, removing the ABS fuse also disables the cruise control.

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