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post #1 of 12 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 2:50 pm Thread Starter
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Rear ABS Sensor

Looking at my rear ABS sensor on the rear caliper - it has two screws holding it, but also has some black, hard gunk which looks like it was melted around it in the caliper hole to hold it tight. The sensor is cocked about 10 degrees, ie not seated flat into the caliper.

Is this normal, or did the guy before me do a butcher job?

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Looking at my rear ABS sensor on the rear caliper - it has two screws holding it, but also has some black, hard gunk which looks like it was melted around it in the caliper hole to hold it tight. The sensor is cocked about 10 degrees, ie not seated flat into the caliper.

Is this normal, or did the guy before me do a butcher job?
Hi, Jack. I can say that on my LT, (DAMHIK) there is only the two screws holding it on and it's square in the bracket. Looks to me like you need to get out the big knife and start correcting the butchery.

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Looking at my rear ABS sensor on the rear caliper - it has two screws holding it, but also has some black, hard gunk which looks like it was melted around it in the caliper hole to hold it tight. The sensor is cocked about 10 degrees, ie not seated flat into the caliper.

Is this normal, or did the guy before me do a butcher job?

Cheers - Jack
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Possibly overheated the caliper and melted the sensor housing? Just guessing.

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Possibly overheated the caliper and melted the sensor housing? Just guessing.
Duh! You probably nailed it. I found it while I was repairing my final drive. During the disintegration of the bearing my wheel was pretty loose and the rotor rubbed against the caliper. Probably heated the thing up and melted it.

I've been trying to figure out what's going on since when I push on my back brake it barely stops the bike now. When the bearing went, most of the brake fluid disappeared. Don't ask me where. My guess is that it boiled out - probably overflowed back through the reservoir. I refilled it, got the air out, but it's really weak stopping the bike.

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Looking at my rear ABS sensor on the rear caliper - it has two screws holding it, but also has some black, hard gunk which looks like it was melted around it in the caliper hole to hold it tight. The sensor is cocked about 10 degrees, ie not seated flat into the caliper.

Is this normal, or did the guy before me do a butcher job?

Cheers - Jack
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If you could post a pic of it ,it would help a bunch

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If you could post a pic of it ,it would help a bunch
Ok, it took me a while to figure out how to post images. I think this is clearly melted.



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Cooked sensor

Greetings all.

Hey, nice photograph if nothing else Jack!

I recently picked up a used rear abs sensor for my '99 LT Jack. I'm sure they have plenty in stock. They even sent it all the way over here to Australia for me.

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It's melted...
Mine has only the 2 screws holding it.

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I had trouble seeing that picture. Maybe this is a little better.


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When my rear drive went south, the first thing I did was pull the rear brake pads before riding any further. It could save you some heartache and bucks.



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When my rear drive went south, the first thing I did was pull the rear brake pads before riding any further. It could save you some heartache and bucks.
I would assume that final drive oil and probably brake fluid got on the brake pads. Is that absorbed into the pads? Because my braking in the back is terrible.

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You should definitely replace the pads if gear lube got on them. I pulled mine before any spitting, spotting and spouting happened.



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