Multi-function Temp Sensor...

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Fri Feb 18 18:14:15 EST 2005

If the original boot is still intact, you can simply ventilate it.  I did
that after reading here several years ago a suggestion to poke a couple
good-sized holes in the boot near its end where anything inside could drain
out.  I think I used a sharp knife and made a couple little slices to
create a wedged opening.  

At 10:41 AM 2/18/2005 -0800, Chuck Pierce wrote:
>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.

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