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Rear wheel abs

Trying to disconnect the abs sensor from my 2000 passat but proving very difficult.

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    could you be more specific as to sensor removal difficulty ? the ABS sensorunit is the sensor pin that fits and protrudes to inside of backplate if rear drum brakes ? and the excitor /toothed ring is part of the rear hub? can i ask ? what problem you have with abs on this wheel as you are removing it ?



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This is always extremely difficult as these abs sensors become jammed in the hole after a couple of years, I usually strip everything down around the sensor and smash it out with a hammer and screw driver or centre punch. you will find that the new sensor will go back in easily with a little lubrication.

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