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Old 10-29-2009, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tried to replace vss in a 1998 Sable,vss mounted on lower part of trans passenger side close to exhaust,broke black plastic top piece off,body of vss seems to be siezed in transmission.Have sprayed lubed body of vss(wd-40 used not a high quality lube) very hard to get too.Any thoughts or tricks how to remove
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The unit is designed as a " slip " fit. If you can get pliers around the base to rotate it enough to break it loose you can use a screw driver into the notch where the hold-down locks into you should be able to pop it out.

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Old 10-30-2009, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's what mine (95) looked like if that helps any:



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Old 11-01-2009, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help,I'm going to fabricate a tool (socket like) to rotate sensor.
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QUOTE (highweeds @ Nov 1 2009, 12:42 PM)
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Thanks for the help,I'm going to fabricate a tool (socket like) to rotate sensor.
Thanks again[/b]

A 1 3/16" socket taps onto VSS nicely.Repaired.
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is that a 13/16" or a 1 and 3/16"?
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