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    GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

    Speed Sensors

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Front

    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Detach the wheel speed sensor connector



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    Fig. Fig. 2: The speed sensor is held by one retaining bolt that attaches to the steering knuckle



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the speed sensor retaining bolt and ...



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    Fig. Fig. 4: ... remove the speed sensor from the steering knuckle

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the front wheel speed sensor electrical connector.
    6.  
    7. Remove the retaining bolt.
    8.  
    9. Remove the front wheel speed sensor. If the sensor will not slide out of the knuckle, remove the brake rotor and use a blunt punch or equivalent tool to push the sensor from the back side of the knuckle.
    10.  

    If the sensor locating pin breaks off and remains in the knuckle during removal, remove the broken pin using a blunt punch. Clean the hole using sandpaper wrapped around a screwdriver or equivalent tool. Never attempt to enlarge the hole.

    To install:
    1. Install the front wheel speed sensor on the mounting bracket.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the front wheel speed sensor is properly aligned and lays flat against the bosses on the knuckle.
    4.  
    5. Install the retaining bolt and tighten to 107 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Attach the electrical connector to the speed sensor.
    8.  
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10.  
    11. Connect the negative battery cable.
    12.  
    13. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
    14.  

    Rear

    See Figures 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10



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    Fig. Fig. 5: The rear wheel speed sensor is an integral part of the rear wheel hub and bearing assembly



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    Fig. Fig. 6: Detach the connector for the rear wheel speed sensor



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    Fig. Fig. 7: The hub retaining bolts are accessible through a hole in the hub flange



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    Fig. Fig. 8: The hub retaining bolt nuts are accessible from behind the wheel



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    Fig. Fig. 9: Insert a suitable tool through the hole in the hub flange and hold the retaining nut tight on the back of the hub, loosen the retaining bolts



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    Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the hub and bearing assembly from the vehicle

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.
    6.  
    7. Remove the brake drum.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the rear sensor electrical connector.
    10.  
    11. Remove the bolts and nuts attaching the rear wheel bearing and speed sensor assembly.
    12.  

    The drum brake assembly will be held in place only by the brake pipe connection after the bolts are removed. Use care not to bump or exert force on the drum brake assembly.

    1. Remove the rear wheel bearing and speed sensor assembly.
    2.  

    To install:
    1. Install the rear wheel bearing and speed sensor assembly.
    2.  
    3. Line up the bolt holes in bearing and sensor assembly and brake assembly and install mounting bolts.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the mounting bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Attach the electrical connector to the sensor.
    8.  
    9. Install the brake drum assembly.
    10.  
    11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
    12.  
    13. Lower the vehicle.
    14.  
    15. Connect the negative battery cable.
    16.  
    17. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
    18.  

     
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