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Old 06-11-2018, 03:55 PM   #26
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Freeze the sensor so that it shrinks. CRC Freeze-Off? Canned Air duster?
Might help if it is merely stuck, but not if it is corroded/expanded.

Just human nature, but most people won't go to the effort of pulling the bellhousing to fix this until after they've broken the bracket and have no other choice.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #27
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If I had to do it all over again (and seeing just how fused the bracket was to the sensor), I would’ve tried heating up the sensor with a small butane lighter just enough to melt the outer plastic. It would be tough getting in there, but doable.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #28
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A small torch would get in there and melt that little bastard right away. Pulling up on the wiring while molten would probably get it out of there. Sorry to see that dam bracket broke on you Mike. Last time I checked they were actually still available new at gcp.se.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:05 PM   #29
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A small torch would get in there and melt that little bastard right away. Pulling up on the wiring while molten would probably get it out of there. Sorry to see that dam bracket broke on you Mike. Last time I checked they were actually still available new at gcp.se.
Thanks, Dave.
I usually work on the car myself but with my bad lower back, pulling the transmission means I will be bringing it to a nearby shop. Clutch is almost new on her so it will be hard swallowing the $400 bill on this one...
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:17 AM   #30
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I hear ya. My back isn't up to heavy stuff any more. I found a guy when we were recently faced with trans removal on a 1990 240 we were fixing up for my mom. Made it look easy since he had a trans jack and a lift. lol. His back was bad too.
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