Unfortunately, that was the first thing I tried and the sensors were basically welded onto the wheel bearing assembly by rust.
I've always been skeptical of the CRC Contact Cleaner, I'm going to have to get a bottle and keep it on the shelf. I could have used that. The plugs were fill with sand. I actually find my Pathy has a lot of sand everywhere like the previous owner use to take it on the beach or lived on the beach or something. I did use some silicone grease on the plugs though, hopefully next time should be a lot easier that way.TooMuchControl wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:07 pmIronically, I replaced mine with Frontier 2019 spindles this past weekend, and it went well. $100 plus taxes for two of them with warranty.
Those damn connectors. I used a small pick, and got them unplugged with a lot of careful tugging.
.. but then I thought "why didn't i use the CRC contact cleaner and blow the crap out of it" and then try it. That contact cleaner is very good quality and good for components such as this. Next time.
The bearings literally spun 90+ degrees in my hand, and the metal to metal was a bit obvious. They were completely shot. There was no play in the bearing, with the wheel on it. A "little" bit of grinding, so much so, you'd think it was the brake pad rubbing.
I used the spring method to detect that the bearings were gone. Even my mechanic told me not to replace the bearings, as he felt they were good from his testing.
I'm going to bring them in for him to see.
Now...for the rears....