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Old 03-12-2017, 06:37 PM   #4
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2001 SL1
Default Re: Help ECTS, rough/fast idle, throttle body, 2002 SL2

Welcome to Saturnfans GnilradLeahcim!

Interesting name, GnilradLeahcim. Some thing out of Scottish Gaelic perhaps?

Admittedly, there is not a lot of room unless you take off the air snorkel by removing the hose clamps at both ends, then, if you still cannot reach it easily, take off the top battery clamp (if it is still there) and then disconnect and remove the battery.
This activity should not take you 10 minutes.

Do the following on a cold engine.

Then, pinch and remove the ECTS connector, examine the connector inside corrosion, and using a 1/4" socket drive (not a 3/8 or 1/2 so that you have inch pound control, not foot pound control) remove and replace the ECTS.
Most new ones have thread sealer on them already, if not, use PTFE tape.
Insert & thread it in c a r e f u l l y so as to not strip out the aluminum threads. Tighten carefully, Do Not attempt to 'just give it one more crank' or else y'all might easily feel, hear, see a cracked off ECTS....spelling trouble with a large "T".

There will only be a small amount of coolant that leaks out.

PS. If the connector is corroded, OR you see someone has already spliced into the wires and used anything other than a solder joint (ie, no twisted wires or wire nuts allowed) replace that connector and splice in with solder and shrink tube.

Last edited by toggenburg; 03-12-2017 at 06:43 PM.
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