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Old 05-22-2005, 09:47 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by worldwideluxe27
im trying to replace my camshaft sensor, but the vanos refuses to come off. i have a 32mm wrench, but the vanos solenoid won't come off. It would help to remove the oil filter for more room..anyone know what size socket wrench ? 11, 12 or 13 mm?
As long as the 32mm fits properly on the solenoid, just keep at it. Mine was pretty damned tight as I recall, it was a good thing the wrench was a long open-ended one from Sears. You are doing lefty-loosey, right?

I didn't really remove the entire oil filter housing, just the top part that you remove to do a filter change, and wasn't necessary in order to get to the VANOS solenoid at all.

Good luck,

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