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Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
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I'm still trying to replace the backing plate on 2003 Dodge

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Hi Tim I'm still trying to replace the backing plate on 2003 Dodge sprinter but I'm stuck with the e-brake cable cable and abs sensor
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

Sure, let me know when you are going to be on, and I can help,Tim

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I requested you again, are you able to do it?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm on now
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

ok, where are you at with this?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I removed the bolts and I'm ready to pull the axle shaft out but I'm stuck with the brake cable and abs cable/sensor
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

ok, do you have the parking brake shoes off yet?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm just left with the e-brake cable and abs sensor
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

the cable is bolted to the back of the backing plate, hav e you removed the bolts yet?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not yet, I will go try
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

let me know,Tim

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It only has one bolt left but extremely rusted. Is there any other way to remove the cable?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

that one bolt has to come out, for the cable to come out of the backing plate, did the backing plate you bought come with the cable?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No it didn't
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

then you are going to have get that bolt out, or grind the head off it, and remove the cable, and then get a new bolt for the new backing plate?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
how about the abs sensor
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

it just pulls directly out, it is held in by a clamping bushing, but if it is rusted also, it may not come out without damaging the sensor, we run into this alot, usually we have to get a new sensor and a new clamping bushing when we do this? Below is a picture of the sensor and the clamping bushing,Tim

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can I just cut it and hook it back up again?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

yes, but make sure you use shrink wrap around the wires,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

are you going to use a new sensor?

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 10 months ago.

Once again, please dont forget to rate me so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim