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Old 01-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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I have looked through most of this forum for an answer but not finding what I need.
I am in the process of replacing the front hub in my 93 SSE. I have got the old one out and the new one sitting here waiting to go in. The new one has a blue cover on the rear that the ABS wire goes into. It won't fit where the other one came out of. The old one did not have this cover, and it looks like the ABS sensor is an intergral part of the housing. Is this correct or do I need to punch out the old sensor etc????/ Or do I just pry the blue cover off my new hub and install it?????


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The new ones generally have a protective cover on the back side that needs to be removed before installation. That could be the case here. The sensor is part of the hub, so no, don't try to remove it.
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Want hands on help? I've never done one myself... but I've got one that probably needs replaced because the sensor went bad.
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being that I was a lil impatient, I went ahead and pulled the blue cover off. Nope wasn't a protective cover, so I guess that was the wrong thing to have done. I put the bearing in with out it (it wouldn't go back on) Am thinkin I am headin for a nother bearing failure in a hurry, but needed to get to work tonight. Luckily it was an el cheapo bearing off E-Bay. $72. So will order another and do it propely soon.

Thanks for the offer of help. Am thinkin I am gonna need some help soon as I have the new front struts here and am a lil apprehensive about doing them as the rears were a pain in the ***. The bottom bolts were Seazed in hard. But I got it done.

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Sure it was the right hub?

Rear struts are the easier to do.
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Pictures of the bearing in question would have been helpful in this case. We could have evaluated from our experience if the cover was protective or integral.
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Heres the best I can do for a pic of the hub I bought. Its not the exact one, but it looks the same, you can see the blue cover thingy I took off under the whitish plasticy retainer that holds the ABS plug in shipping

http://www.fuzing.com/vli/0004831cd2...aring-assembly

I still have the hub I took out, is there any known place for a part number on these?


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You want to keep that blue cap on. You need to knock out the other seal. Usually you can get at it from the back side of the spindle and tap it out with a flat screw driver (be careful not to hit the inside of the spindle). If you need to, you might have to bend up the front side of the seal, so it will move alittle more freely. But if you take your time and work it from the back side of the spindle you shouldn't have a problem.

I hope this makes sense and I hope this helps you out.
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I work third shift so have been spending a lot of time thinkin about this one. Had come the the very conclusion you just said, so am gettin the tools this weekend to pull the hub and see what I can see as to if the old cap is still stuck in there. Don't have the funds to replace BOTH front hubs this week. Damn stupid beginners mistake. So will have to wait a week or two, which is no biggie. Will let you guys know what I come up with,
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