Multi-function Temp Sensor...
cpcycle at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 18 13:41:39 EST 2005
That is a great idea George!
George Sidman wrote:
> 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
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