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i forgot to mention that i have a 1999 RAV4 AWD 4 door., and just an update on this project.....i was worried about the brakes being an issue....hell, that was the easy part.
first problem i encountered was my ABS speed sensor stuck in the hole in the hub. Hey, the bolt was easy to get out and i thought that this was like my Cadillac where the hub and ABS wiring are all one unit, but my service manual kept saying to take the damn thing out. Well, i shot more PB blaster and worked a screwdriver into this bad boy to get it to pry out ONLY for it to break off where the sensor goes into the hub. If you've never been covered in thin copper wire before, just do this and you'll see how much wire comes out of this sucker. i worked it all out of the hole and cursed a thousand times. Okay, well i thought, the 3 hours labour i just tried to save $$ on, just went up in smoke on this ABS sensor!!! DAMN!
Oh, well, chalk it up and keep on moving on removing 4 bolts from axle shaft from tranny, and try removing axle shaft from axle hub....NO JOY. Stuck in there. Throw some more penetrating oil on it and disassemble brakes in the meatime. Go back to the shaft and hammer it a bit with my 10lb sledge.....NADA!!
Went to the local canadian tire store and rented a axle shaft puller/pusher....gonna hammer it will my air tools tonight and see what happens.
anyone know any aftermarket places that sell this speed sensor? i think Toyota wants $295 for it.