My wife has a 2006 G6 and loves it, and is disappointed that she will eventually need to get a new car and they don't make them anymore. I certainly wish Pontiac was still around. That's all I ever bought until they shut down.
Anyways, I tried to save her a few bucks by changing out a hub assembly myself, no big deal, something I have done before.
Knowing her car has ABS brakes I purchased the hub with ABS. Well it turned out to be the wrong one so I exchanged it. The original hub had a notched out ring attached to it, which I guess it referred to as a tone ring. Please correct me if I am wrong about this.
Anyways, I removed the ring from the old hub using a putty knife and cleaned it up. I had a hell of a time getting it on the new hub but eventually I managed, and then I used the putty knife to create an even gap all around.
The new hub works fine BUT now the ABS and TC indicators light up on the dash and obviously it has something to do with this ring.
I asked a facebook friend who is a mechanic and he thinks I have the wrong part and wasn't familiar with the ring. There were only 2 types of G6 hub assemblies available and I bought them both so I don't see how I could have gone wrong, especially since the new one matched the original one except for the ring.
My guess is that the gap needs to be precise like on a spark plug and you need to set it with a feeler gauge. Does this sound right?
I also tried to look and see if I could buy a new one of these and either I don't have the name right or it's very hard to find. As much as I hate to, I may have to take the thing apart again....
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!