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Is it easy to replace a bad ABS sensor?

Is it easy to replace a bad ABS sensor on my 2000 Chevy Blazer?

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Hello. The difficulty with replacing these sensors is having a way to lift the vehicle. That said, this is what you do:
1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery with a socket wrench and isolate it to prevent accidental contact with the battery. Raise the vehicle and unplug the electrical connector for the wheel speed sensor.

  1. 2. Clean any debris from the contact area between the wheel speed sensor and its housing. Remove the mounting bolt for the wheel speed sensor with a socket wrench. Pull the wheel speed sensor straight up from the rear axle housing.
  2. 3. Install the new wheel speed sensor on the rear axle housing and use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 89 inch pounds. Plug in the electrical connector to the wheel speed sensor.
  3. 4. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable to the battery with a socket wrench.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

  • srodrigue414 Jun 02, 2010

    Thanks, I will pass this on to my hubby. I'll keep you in mind if we have more questions.

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