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blckgagt
08-12-2013, 06:32 PM
So I took the bumper off today to finish tightening down the grill and a bunch of ther misc things I've been wanting to do. Well after I got the grill all tightened down, I decided to relocate the the abs module for pretty obvious reasons. And no, I am not the one that put it there. Anyways I found a decent spot to put it but I ran into a snag.

I planned on putting it in the top left corner of the picture between the bumper support and intake plumbing.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l599/rlusebri/20130812_195300_zps07dc4a2b.jpg (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/rlusebri/media/20130812_195300_zps07dc4a2b.jpg.html)

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l599/rlusebri/20130812_195306_zpsdfbd8bec.jpg (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/rlusebri/media/20130812_195306_zpsdfbd8bec.jpg.html)


And here is my problem. I've tried using multiple screw bits, but that bitch ain't coming out. I think it's pretty much stripped out, so I'm thinking one of the extracter bits to take it out unless someone else has another idea. The issue is that I can't move it where I want to unless I disconnect the wiring due to the tight constraints. The module won't fit behind the plumbing, but the wire definitely will.
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l599/rlusebri/20130812_201619_zps584aba52.jpg (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/rlusebri/media/20130812_201619_zps584aba52.jpg.html)

AaronGTR
08-12-2013, 06:44 PM
I would've never moved it from it's original location. The safest and most secure spot for it is behind the washer bottle where it normally is. And where is your washer bottle? lol

They should have been able to fabricate the I/C piping without moving any of that. Really, with the multiple pie shaped pieces and extra welds, it looks like whoever did that, did a really ****ty fabrication job on it.

Anyway, onto your problem... I'd try cutting a slot in the screw with a dremel tool and an abrasive cutting wheel. Then you might be able to get it out with a flat blade.

blckgagt
08-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Yeah no washer bottle. Not the end of the world since I hardly ever used it. The spot I had pointed out seems to be the only real viable option. Not sure i can fit a cutting tool in there. It's hard to tell from the picture but that screw is actually recessed in there. Unless I cut the plastic around it, I don't think that will work.

kzulfic
08-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Those aren't usually very tight, I would try a pair of needle nose vicegrips and see if you can get a good grip. Kinda hard to tell in the pic but those are usually a hex head, see if a socket will grab it.

blckgagt
08-13-2013, 10:53 AM
Those aren't usually very tight, I would try a pair of needle nose vicegrips and see if you can get a good grip. Kinda hard to tell in the pic but those are usually a hex head, see if a socket will grab it.

The bolt seems very snug in there. It definitely does not have a hex head, but i'll try to use a pair of needle nose pliers.

sleepyalero
08-13-2013, 01:57 PM
The bolt seems very snug in there. It definitely does not have a hex head, but i'll try to use a pair of needle nose pliers.

Vice grips.

AleroB888
08-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Yeah, it can go up there, that's what I did:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr299/Gflash01/003-2.jpg

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr299/Gflash01/001-3.jpg

You know, I think my 2003 Alero had that module located in another spot from the factory (not next to the water bottle), but I could be wrong. I'll have to recheck that.

Nick-G
08-13-2013, 06:52 PM
You know, I think my 2003 Alero had that module located in another spot from the factory (not next to the water bottle), but I could be wrong. I'll have to recheck that.

My 02 is different. I didn't have to move it at all. Ill see if I have any pictures of it.

blckgagt
08-13-2013, 06:53 PM
Those aren't usually very tight, I would try a pair of needle nose vicegrips and see if you can get a good grip. Kinda hard to tell in the pic but those are usually a hex head, see if a socket will grab it.

Well I guess I need to apologize. I was about to use my vise grips when I got a much closer look at the module only to realize that it was in fact a hex head. 7mm to be exact. It took some effort, but I got it out.

Unfortunately, the location I had in mind was way too tight so I'm relocating it in between the intake plumbing. I feel much more comfortable with it there versus just hanging on the IC piping. Thanks for the help guys.

kzulfic
08-13-2013, 07:17 PM
Aleast you got it, now to find yourself a location.