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My coil pack pig tail broke and I had to solder it together. Pics below

Autocross is in two days, and the 2hr drive there and back. Want to make sure that if I did it ok if it will hold...? uploadfromtaptalk1449292347089.jpg
 

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Can't see the soldering in that pic Nate, was it to the pins at the connector?
 

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as stated cant see the solder connections. as long as you had good flow and good coverage of the solder it should be good. I have found that the wire on automotive wire harnesses dont like to flow solder.

make sure you tie down the wire so to provide strain relief and to minimize any further vibration and movement.

If you have confirmed that you have a good solid connection then get some blue RTV and goop that on there. it will seal it up and also provide strain relief.
 

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Was planning on doing that Paul haha XD wanted to know what you all had to say.

Yea Roger, from the wires straight onto the plastic.

I guess I'll grab a few, some wire strippers, and hope for the best. Won't be a permanent fix.

Thanks Paul, Roger and Chris, you all put the nail in the coffin.

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That looks awful but likely cant do much better due to the type of wire and where the wires broke. I would get some RTV on there...

Next time you do the repair watch the stripper, you took a a hand full of the copper strands on the black with orange stripe.
 

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Well it broke like 5 min later.

Junk yard didn't have a focus with an engine. Decided to look at the contours/escorts/mystics

Took a few off of a zetec (vvt and non use the same connector), figured out the wiring and re did the whole thing. I could make a write up if anyone thinks it's worth while for the forum. Or stickie (doubt it since it's not common enough)

 

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Next time when it isn't an emergency grab some shrink wrap tubing and solder the wires after wrapping them together in a Western Union Splice.

That can make a thin and straight joint between the wires.

Look it up for pictures, starting with the stripped wire you cross them half way down the stripped section then wind each end around the opposing section one at a time.
 

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Haha did solder, no shrink wrap avail otherwise that would be easier
 

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Yeah, I see that.

You did the hold them together & twist type mechanical joint before solder, all you can do then is bend it back against one side for a thick joint. More chance of breakage from that as well, with one side bent 180*.
 
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