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Old 04-01-2015, 11:48 PM   #1
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Question ECTS Replacement Part Question

My 99' SC1 has been idling really hot in traffic lately, and after digging around online one of the recommendations was to replace the ECTS. It sounds like it is typically an inexpensive highly recommended 'repair' anyways, so I thought I'd try it out. I reviewed the two how-to guides in the How-To Library (1, 2)
as well as watched a video on the procedure. Regarding the actual task, I feel ok. What I'm wondering is whether I will have all the parts I need.

I found what appears to be the connector replacement here. But it only looks like a connector. Would I still need a new sensor itself? The bit I read made it sound like the connector would fail/corrode and that was what needed replaced most often, but should I be looking to replace the piece that actually threads in with the 13mm socket, or is just the connector sufficient?

I appreciate everyones assistance.

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Old 04-05-2015, 12:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: ECTS Replacement Part Question

I ordered mine online off of ebay

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Default Re: ECTS Replacement Part Question

The stock resin tipped ECTS cracks, fails and allows coolant to seep through it which then corrodes and destroys the connector. The replacement brass one can still fail but as far as I know it doesn't crack open to also kill the connector.

If your ECTS has cracked replace both the ECTS and the connector; otherwise just the ECTS unless symptoms continue.

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