Multi-function Temp Sensor...

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at
Fri Feb 18 13:41:39 EST 2005

That is a great idea George!

Chuck Pierce

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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