[urq] Wires at air temp sensor are no longer soldered or connected.
Newsh at aol.com
Newsh at aol.com
Tue May 3 03:38:37 EDT 2005
These were originally hard soldered or welded from the factory, not sure,
it's impossible to melt the connection with a soldering iron though. The crux of
a good connection here is strain relief, normal solder will wick up the wire
and make it brittle, it will then be prone to breaking again. Some advocate
the putting crimps on the wire then soldering the crimp to the sensor.
I soldered mine back on and then tie wrapped the wire back to the body of
the sensor leaving a small loop of wire, you could also use a P clip and bolt it
to the sensor mounting bolt.
My connection has lasted about 18 yrs like this. I still have the spare
sensor I bought at the time..
In a message dated 03/05/2005 04:37:11 GMT Daylight Time,
urq-request at audifans.com writes:
----- Original Message -----
From: "steven j" <michellepfeiffersx at yahoo.com>
To: <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 12:20 PM
Subject: [urq] Wires at air temp sensor are no longer soldered or connected.
> USA car DA497. WHen I pulled of the rubber boot I
> found the wires disconnected (previously I was getting
> an open circuit reading at pins 18 and 19).
> I'd be afraid to resolder - as the sensor is reading
> 20 ohms - which means it might be working.
> What's an ok way to make this connection? buy
> something from audi of just get some crimps from radio
> shack? Drill a little hole and screw it together?
> Is this car really old enough to have had this
> soldered from the factory. June 82 I think.
> steve m.
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