Sticky front wheel sensor

Anyone have a tip on how to pull out an ABS front wheel sensor that seems glued in? I took off the mounting bolt, sprayed with WD40, and spent 45 minutes trying to pry the thing out with a screwdriver. I
don't want to break it, just clean it.
Thanks
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tried some heat? That should enable the mounting to expand a little.

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Do you mean with a torch? Have you ever tried it? The sensor is mostly plastic, I'd hate to melt it.
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wrote:

melding
Yes, with a torch, but only heat the metal mount surrounding the sensor for a few seconds at a time until it comes free. The sensor can handle some heat. It is the brake system, after all.
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Twist it back and forth... the O-ring can just about marry the bore it is in.... In 40 years of doing this stuff, heat is something considered an "extreme" measure and should be avoided at all costs.

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You mean grab it with some pliers and twist it back and forth? Or keep trying to pry it with a screwdriver?
Or maybe both?
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Twist it back and forth... in a circular motion (happiness runs in a circular motion.. thanks to Donovan Leach).... This can help the penetrant reach the O-ring... Gentle is good....
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On Tue, 04 Sep 2007 01:56:03 GMT, "Jim Warman"

Wow, there's a blast from teh past. You wearing tie-dyes today?
.. This can help the penetrant

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