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Rear speed sensor

I was driving one night and my ABS light comes on and I lose my ABS. I took it to a shop to have the problem Diagnosed and I was told it was a rear speed sensor. He wanted over 300 dollars to fix it and that seemed a little high to me. I dont know much about ABS systems I really only do suspension and motor stuff. Could anyone help me out with a few things like where it is and If this is something I can try to clean. Also how hard are they to replace yourself. Pics would be great if anyone can.

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the hardest part would be getting the air gap i would think.

its the sensor that the wires are going to on your rear axle, i don't have the axle anymore or i could get you a few pics.
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Ok ill climb under the truck tonight and give it a look thanks
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Held in by a single bolt (10mm, I think).

Just wiggle it out. I believe it has an o-ring; that is all the resistance you will feel.

~$ 20 part.
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Assuming that the diagnosis is correct, you can fix it by swapping the sensor in 10 minutes for $20. It's a straight bolt in with no adjustments necessary. I'd definitely avoid the guy with the $300+ estimate.
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Ya I was sooooo pissed this guys usually has been real cool. He let me install the lift on my old truck in his shop, gave me a few tips here and there and didnt even charge me. Now i take this truck in for a check engine light and the ABS light and he charges me 90 bucks just to run the scanner.
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