Multi-function Temp Sensor...
sidman at montereynet.net
Fri Feb 18 12:55:15 EST 2005
After replacing the multi mal-function temp sensor a few
times, I decided it was more sane to find a better solution
than replacing the dumbo design again. It appears the sole
purpose of the rubber boot is to direct leakage into the
connector where it can puddle around the connectors and
corrode them. Isn't insanity defined as doing the same thing
over again and expecting a better result?
Splice in new connectors and install the new sensor with
silicon on the threads, then slide a piece of rubber hose (1
& 1/8th inch ID about two inches long) down the wires, plug
in the connectors, slide the hose up onto the sensor, and
put a hose clamp on it. Now the connectors will be open and
up inside the hose where any leakage will not be able to get
to them. Engine heat will keep them nice and toasty.
I did this three years ago, and have had no further failures.
I recently had the high pressure hydraulic steering hose
spew mineral oil all over the engine room, and this sensor
fix came through unfazed.
'91 20V - 282,000 miles
GEORGE SIDMAN, Chairman
sidman at webloq.com
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