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Re: Autopsy of WOT switch

In a message dated 97-04-04 14:48:55 EST, steveb@falcon.kla.com (Steven
Buchholz) writes:

>> Was wonderign if there are any tips for the procedure... Thanks

>I was looking at my '85 4kQ last night ... on this car the idle and WOT
>switches are individual microswitches mounted on the throttle body.  It
>sounds like yours may be different, but if you have a problem with a 
>microswitch you'll probably need to simply replace it.  My personal 
>experience is that I have yet to see a microswitch fail ...

Funny you should mention it, just found a failed unit today. The driveability
was fine except for a slight stutter occasionally under load. Felt like a bad
fuel filter on a Digifant Vw. This car also had the original mini-filter
still present in the fuel inlet at the dist. I priced the switch assy through
the dealer as it wasn't a Bosch product. I think it was a Hartmann unit.
Worked out to 122$, the owner asked for alternatives and a decent used was
robbed off a nearby JT motor. Moral of the story? Always check the basics and
don't buy 4000q throttle switches from a dealer :)

Chris Semple
'87 4000q
   '84 4000q
       '83 TQC
           '83 TQC