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Air intake temperature sensor help.

Akita
18:26, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Relatives car engine management light came on,diagnostic said the above,anyway open bonnet and the lead with the connector that goes on to the sensor a wire has broken. Any ideas. Garage said go to scrap yard and ask the to cut the last 6 inches off and they will solder it,im not convinced.
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Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist replying to Akita
18:28, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Simply, get another lead.
You know what? I think I'd quite like to sit near Miguel.
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Akita replying to Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist
18:32, Tuesday 14 November 2017
It branches off one other big lead thats part of the cars computer.
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Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist replying to Akita
18:37, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Get the entire part if you have to, mate. Don't go fannying around with soldering bits together. It's not worth it. Get a professional garage to do it.
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Akita replying to Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist
18:42, Tuesday 14 November 2017
I usually do mate but he said it would cost easily £1500.
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Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist replying to Akita
18:47, Tuesday 14 November 2017
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I usually do mate but he said it would cost easily £1500.

8-) Definitely get a second opinion. Perhaps he didn't want the job.
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Akita replying to Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist
18:51, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Its stupid really why they branch it off the main cable with no alternative than replace the whole lot.
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Ray Mac replying to Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist
18:53, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Join a car owners forum and see what they can advise you. ..a lot of these are more knowledgeable than the fecking rip off main dealers. ...what makes and model?
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Akita replying to Ray Mac
19:00, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Zafira 08. It was a local garage with a very good rep tbf, his intial reaction was i need an auto electrician.
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Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist replying to Akita
19:01, Tuesday 14 November 2017
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Its stupid really why they branch it off the main cable with no alternative than replace the whole lot.

In a word - profit. Definitely shop around though, because that sounds ridiculous.
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666VAN replying to Akita
19:02, Tuesday 14 November 2017
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Its stupid really why they branch it off the main cable with no alternative than replace the whole lot.

It’s the engine loom mate, every manufacturer works the same.

I presume the break is close to the connector, hence they want a bit of cable to work with. Solder repair sounds good, just ask them to weatherproof the repair.

As for swapping the whole loom... it’s a bit like adding a socket in your home. You wouldn’t re wire the whole house :)
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Dr Tam, Genius Zillionaire and Fantasist replying to 666VAN
19:05, Tuesday 14 November 2017
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Its stupid really why they branch it off the main cable with no alternative than replace the whole lot.

It’s the engine loom mate, every manufacturer works the same.

I presume the break is close to the connector, hence they want a bit of cable to work with. Solder repair sounds good, just ask them to weatherproof the repair.

As for swapping the whole loom... it’s a bit like adding a socket in your home. You wouldn’t rewrite the whole house :)

I bow to your superior knowledge. I wouldn't dare tackle anything like that. thumbs up
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Mr Jolly replying to Akita
19:26, Tuesday 14 November 2017
How refreshing to hear good advise instead of " maximise the call " quotes. That garage is a gem. Solder and heat sink. thumbs up
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666VAN replying to Mr Jolly
19:28, Tuesday 14 November 2017
I thought that myself :D

Should give them a plug on here... The annual SHA ‘Garage of the year award’, is only 7 weeks away.
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Mr Jolly replying to Mr Jolly
19:48, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Stupid spell check. Heat shrink.
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Akita replying to 666VAN
20:13, Tuesday 14 November 2017
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I thought that myself :D

Should give them a plug on here... The annual SHA ‘Garage of the year award’, is only 7 weeks away.


Thanks to everyone who responded on here and the pm's i recieved, especially to VAN with some cracking advice. Much appreciated.Krothumbs up
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