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So I need an inexpensive rear driver's side ABS sensor. I managed to snap off the mounting bolt but I want to try just wedging/glueing in another sensor. The 6spd manual calls for a different sensor than the automatic. I can get a cheap Chinese one for an automatic but haven't come across one for the manual. Are the sensors that different? Or is a matter of different connector/wire harness that I could swap over? Just trying to fix this to get the vehicle through inspection.. It's been a great truck with over 181K miles but the Vermont winters are killer with the rust.
 

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It may be wire length, different connectors etc. if there are different part numbers, you need the proper one. The tears are not the same either. You may be able to grab the bolt from the axle side and twist it out.

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ABS sensor

Hi Clint,

Thanks for the reply. By "tears" you met ears I assume. And yes I noticed that there are two versions one with a single bolt hole and one with two. I haven't pulled the brakes off yet but not sure if I can get to the end of the broken bolt or even the end of the sensor without pulling the axle. (that might be more than I want to tackle).

I went to an official Nissan parts site, put in VIN number and still have two different part numbers for the left rear sensor for 6 speed truck. Confusing....

Tom
 

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The manual transmission uses a completely different rear axle then the automatics (except if you have a locker with an automatic then it is the same as the stick)

Yes, the speed sensor is different and not interchangable. You need the correct sensor for it to work.
 

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End of story

ABS is working. Tried to get broken off mounting stud with oxy torch. No go, just too little stub to get a great grip on. Couldn't get a straight shot to drill out from the back, perhaps a right angle drill would of done it. Obvious from the brake side that the only way to drill it would be to pull the axle. Didn't want to do that. After deciding to just epoxy the new one in I discovered they had given me the sensor for the right side. The connector is polarized. Then I thought I would just snip the wires and reuse the old connector. But I believe there is an orientation to the sensor itself and there was a risk it wouldn't work 180 deg. out. So it was quickly removed, soft epoxy cleaned up and then returned. Finally got the correct one, epoxied it in and within 75' of driving the ABS light went out and I had 4wd back.
 
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