[DML] Re: Delorean mysteriously died
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[DML] Re: Delorean mysteriously died

I agree that there is a "bad"/dirty connection. I disagree with your
method of fixing it. Grinding away metal from the connectors is not
the way to do it. The connectors are plated and very thin. You are
removing the plating, making them susceptable to further corrosion,
and when grinding you are making them thinner and weaker (if you don't
go right through them! When you have bad connections across connectors
they overheat and soften. They then loosen and "open" so that they do
not tightly grip each other. The thing to do is to use a wire brush to
remove the oxidation and then reform the connectors so they grip each
other tightly when connected. The "best" way to do this is to remove
each connector from the plug, ONE AT A TIME, so you don't mix things
up, clean and reform. If you jiggle them and the problem "goes away"
you can bet it WILL come back if you don't clean the connectors. Bad
connections can cause all kinds of "weird" and intermittant problems
so if you have any signs of these types of things the best approach is
to just clean them all. If you see an overheated connector or fuse you
can figure ALL of the connectors in that circuit will need some TLC.
And maybe the ones nearby fromt the heat.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxx> wrote:
> Well I'd say you've got a bad connection in one of the bulkhead 
> connections. I have a dremel with a bit that looks like a drill bit, 
> but has teeth all around and is used for grinding. I turn the Dremel 
> on low, and grind out all the connections so I see nice fresh surface 
> instead of dull green and brown. Find a similar way to do this. Also 
> the female connections back there may be open too wide to make a 
> complete contact-so bend them shut a little. While you're at it, clean 
> all ground. My situation was my car would die and wouldn't r

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