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Old 21st September 2023, 10:21 AM
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did you not still have to go to that effort to remove it? or did you go with the destroy it option?
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Old 21st September 2023, 10:48 AM
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I went with destroy and replace option, much quicker and better result, because you end up with a new sensor that's not a ticking time bomb unlike a 21+ year old one.

Vast majority of them fail where the cable goes from the strut to the cars body, there is nothing to break in the sensor itself, it's just a coil of wire encased in plastic.
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Old 18th November 2023, 05:56 PM
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well as expected the sodding sensor snapped when I tried to remove it.

If I drop the drive shaft can it be pushed through or do I need to tap it back out the way it went in?
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Old 18th November 2023, 09:37 PM
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I made a few holes with a drill in mine and picked it all out out with a screwdriver, 10 mins work.
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Old 18th November 2023, 10:38 PM
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Self tapper into it and pull on that...
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Old 19th November 2023, 01:15 PM
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Thanks chaps. It's out

Now how the hell do you depin the connector?
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Old 19th November 2023, 07:54 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235226700...Bk9SR-L8rJL9Yg
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Old 19th November 2023, 08:01 PM
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I have the tools just can't get anything to release. Is the pink bit a locking mech that needs removing or are they supposed to unlock with it in place?
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Old 20th November 2023, 09:30 AM
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The purple tab inside slides out a few mm to release the pins, if it's stiff spray some wd40 in there first.
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Old 20th November 2023, 10:22 AM
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thanks will give that a try
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