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Chevrolet Silverado 1500: how do I remove the speed sensor

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how do I remove the speed sensor on a 2001 chevy silverado 1500
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

hi

the speed sensor is located on the tailshaft of the transmission[tailshaft of the transfer case if it is a 4wd]just unplug the wiring harness,remove the bolt that holds it in place,then pull it out

thanks

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
THE SPEED SENSOR ON THE FRONT HUB
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

sorry

thanks

 

The following information has been updated within SI. If you are using a paper version of this Service Manual, please make a reference to this bulletin on the affected page.

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (RWD) - 1999-2000

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution in Cautions and Notices.

 

Removal Procedure

1.Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.

 

2.Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.

 

 

 

3.Remove the brake rotor (2). Refer to Brake Rotor Replacement Front in Disc Brakes.

 

4.Remove the wheel speed sensor (WSS) mounting bolt.

 

5.Remove the wheel speed sensor (5) from the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

6.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the knuckle.

 

7.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the upper control arm.

 

8.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the frame attachment point.

 

9.Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

Installation Procedure

 

 

1.Install the WSS (5) into the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

 

2.Install the WSS mounting bolt.

 

Tighten

Tighten the WSS mounting bolt to 18 N.m (13 lb ft).

3.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the knuckle.

 

4.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the upper control arm.

 

5.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the frame attachment point.

 

6.Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

7.Install the brake rotor (2). Refer to Brake Rotor Replacement - Front in Disc Brakes.

 

8.Install the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.

 

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (S4WD) - 1999 - 2000

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution in Cautions and Notices.

 

Removal Procedure

1.Raise and support the vehicle.

 

2.Remove the tire and wheel.

 

 

3.Remove the brake rotor (2).

 

4.Remove the wheel speed sensor (WSS) mounting bolt.

 

5.Remove the wheel speed sensor (5) from the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

6.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the knuckle.

 

7.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the upper control arm.

 

8.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the frame attachment point.

 

9.Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

Installation Procedure

 

 

1.Install the WSS (5) into the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

 

2.Install the WSS mounting bolt.

 

Tighten

Tighten the WSS mounting bolt to 18 N.m (13 lb ft).

3.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the knuckle.

 

4.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the upper control arm.

 

5.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the frame attachment point.

 

6.Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

7.Install the brake rotor (2).

 

8.Install the tire and wheel.

 

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (2WD) - 2001

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution in Cautions and Notices.

 

Removal Procedure

1.Raise and support the vehicle. .

 

2.Remove the tire and wheel.

 

 

 

3.Remove the brake rotor (2). Refer to Brake Rotor Replacement - Front in Disc Brakes.

 

4.Remove the wheel speed sensor (WSS) mounting bolt.

 

Notice: Carefully remove the sensor by pulling it straight out of the bore. DO NOT use a screwdriver, or other device to pry the sensor out of the bore. Prying it will cause the sensor body to break oft in the bore.

 

5.Remove the wheel speed sensor (5) from the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

6.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the knuckle.

 

7.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the upper control arm.

 

8.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the frame attachment point.

 

9.Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

Installation Procedure

 

 

1.Install the WSS (5) into the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

 

2.Install the WSS mounting bolt.

 

Tighten

Tighten the WSS mounting bolt to 18 N.m (13 lb ft).

3.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the knuckle.

 

4.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the upper control arm.

 

5.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the frame attachment point.

 

6.Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

7.Install the brake rotor (2). .

 

8.Install the tire and wheel.

 

9.Perform the Diagnostic System Check - ABS.

 

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (4WD) - 2001

 

Removal Procedure

1.Raise and support the vehicle.

 

2.Remove the tire and wheel.

 

 

 

3.Remove the brake rotor (2).

 

4.Remove the wheel speed sensor (WSS) mounting bolt.

 

Notice: Carefully remove the sensor by pulling it straight out of the bore. DO NOT use a screwdriver, or other device to pry the sensor out of the bore. Prying it will cause the sensor body to break oft in the bore.

 

5.Remove the wheel speed sensor (5) from the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

6.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the knuckle.

 

7.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the upper control arm.

 

8.Remove the WSS cable mounting clip from the frame attachment point.

 

9.Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

Installation Procedure

 

 

1.Install the WSS (5) into the hub/bearing assembly (4).

 

 

2.Install the WSS mounting bolt.

 

Tighten

Tighten the WSS mounting bolt to 18 N.m (13 lb ft).

3.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the knuckle.

 

4.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the upper control arm.

 

5.Install the WSS cable mounting clip to the frame attachment point.

 

6.Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.

 

7.Install the brake rotor (2). .

 

8.Install the tire and wheel.

 

9.Perform the Diagnostic System Check ABS.

 

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

THE SENSOR WON'T PULL OUT EASILY dOES IT TAKE FORCE TO PULL IT OUT. iIT TURNS EASILY SIDE TO SIDE AND I'VE GRABED IT WITH A PLIERS IS THERE ANYTHING TO BREAK BY USING FORCE?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

well

yes,it is possible for it to break....spray it with wd40 and let it sit for a while..the o-ring seems to be stuck and holding it in..you will need to use a little force to get it out

thanks

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