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01-15-2013 12:08 PM
suznal Finally found the problem!

The connector for the wiring harness (in the fender well) was cracked, and missing a piece. I filled in the missing piece with epoxy, greased it up real good and wrapped it in electrical tape before re-assembling. Then I got the hose out and tested to make sure the car was hurricane proof.

Problem solved and have no incidents since the repair (about a month and a half now).

!!!
10-19-2012 09:28 AM
suznal (frustrated)
Well, I used the grease on all of the connectors going to the transmission, as well as other connectors that were in the general area that I found -

Now when I drive through a puddle, the car just stalls!
I can't let it idle, or it will stall out - and when I'm on the throttle it kicks and sputters!
I'm thinking something else is getting wet, but not sure what.

One thing I did notice - there are two connectors for where the wiring harnesses pass into the cabin - and they are located in the driver side fender well! Best part is that the liner has a cut-out for the strut which leaves a direct line of sight to those connectors! I see that both of these connectors bolt in - are they supposedly waterproof?
10-07-2012 10:12 PM
whynotthinkwhynot Grease won't affect the electrical connection, it will just prevent water from getting in there and making cross connections or affecting the electrical. Use as much as you like. You can purchase bottles of the stuff. It's typically somewhere near the RTV, glue, brake anti-squeal, anti-seize, etc.

You can also use it on battery terminals- inside and out- to prevent corrosion. That's an old trick, except we used to just use whatever grease was on hand. Most grease is non-conductive.
10-07-2012 06:44 PM
Now534 Sorry for the late reply i normally just squeeze a little across the connector so it pushes it in. Then just connect it.
09-13-2012 09:42 AM
suznal Thanks Now534
Do you put the grease on the pins or do you spread it on the female half of the connecter?
09-05-2012 07:04 AM
Now534 They will still make contact. Go ahead and put the grease in. If you put to much in it will be just a little stiff to push in but it is pushing the excess grease out in any available openings. We use it all the time at work in lights and harnesses and what not.
09-04-2012 10:27 AM
suznal
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Disassemble, clean, and grease (dielectric type) all the wires that go to the tranny - it's electronic, so any bad connections (exacerbated by water) will cause issues....

Luck!
OK, I was about to tackle it this weekend, but I received conflicting information about using the grease on the connectors.
I was told that if i grease the pins and re-connect, if the pins don't make actual metal-to-metal contact that it could screw things up even further. I did some looking around on the internet and found information backing this up.
Can I disconnect the connectors, clean up the contacts, put the grease on the pins and re-connect without a problem?
08-22-2012 01:38 PM
scott7278
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Originally Posted by suznal View Post
Thanks,
Iíll give it a go. By the way - dielectric type grease, why can I not find anyone who knows what it is? Iíve called three auto parts stores and they have no clue!
Tell them to look around the cashier counter - they always have dialectric grease in single-use packets. From there, they can find the bigger bottle (hopefully).

It's also known to those guys as bulb grease.
08-22-2012 12:38 PM
Chris_HT minimum wage employees that's what it is, most of them can't even use their own computer catalog, let alone any technical knowledge about cars - I used to get frustrated at 'autozonelike' stores but now I just go there and ask for specific part numbers.


..ok I still get frustrated, the autozone close to where I live will always have 1-2 ppl on counter, and all others just walking around trying to look busy or will just stand there in plain view and chat about whatever it is that isn't related to their jobs, so often I need to wait 20 minutes in long line just to pick one part :/
08-22-2012 12:02 PM
suznal Thanks,
Iíll give it a go. By the way - dielectric type grease, why can I not find anyone who knows what it is? Iíve called three auto parts stores and they have no clue!
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