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Old 08-30-2003, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

The electrical connector on the wiring loom for my idle cut-off solenoid has become a bit rusty inside...how can i clean it? Just spray a bit of WD-40 in it? Can that cause any damage? Or would it be better to cut off the connector and get a new spade plug put on?

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try electrical contact cleaner from dick smith
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Yes any contact cleaner lubricant (Altronics and Jaycar are usually cheaper than DES) and then put KOPR-SHIELD on them; it's a conductive grease that stops corrosion and improves the conductivity of the connections..
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I wouldn't bother cleaning it. Just replace it. Brand new.. :)
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Either way it's still a good idea to put some corrosion protection stuff on it.
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Thanks for all the suggestions fellas :-)

Ended up replacing the connector...it was too far gone to clean...and somebody had put some super glue or the likes in it...who knows what for?

Idles beautifully now :-)

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