DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
I managed to get one out in one piece. Soaked it in plusgas, removed the securing bolt and, with an open ended spanner on the flats of the tab the securing bolt passes through, twisted the sensor in its socket. It did give a crack as the seal was broken but it did stay in one piece.
Kept on twisting back and forth allowing the plusgas to penetrate as much as possible, then, with it fully twisted so that the tab overhung the hub, placed a screwdriver under the tab and gave the screwdriver a sharp tap with a hammer and out it popped.
Mind you my sensor was knackered, all I was trying to do was save the trouble of drilling it out. As yours is off the car you can use penetrating fluid top and bottom, main thing is to get it turning in its mount.
Loose - not close, compact, or tight in structure or arrangement
Lose - to part with or come to be without, as through theft, accident, negligence, etc.