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Old 10-23-2011, 06:38 PM
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unplug and clean computer contacts??

Just installed a new engine. I am cleaning up the engine compartment,
and I would like to clean up the computer and the wires running to and from.

The main wire harness must have been unplugged at one time in the past
(2001 chevy van). Whoever did the work left the connection a mess.
The plastic cover that protects the wires just before the computer was left off.
It is zip tied to the harness. The wires at this point have become very dirty.

I would like to unplug the connector, clean it up, and put it back the way it should be.

My major concern is causing more harm than good. Whats the best way to go about this? Using contact cleaner, or just leaving the contacts be?

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Brian

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If you have an aircompressor..... not an issue. I use greased lighting from Home Depot........ get your water hose ready, spray the wires with a healthy dose of GL let set for 2-3 min and spray off with water hose, repeat until clean, After they are clean use the aircompressor and blow out the connector, after that, I use WD-40 and spray into the connector then blow out again, lastly apply a small amount of di-electric grease to the connector.
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wow.
that connection must be tougher than i thought.
I was afraid to use dielectric grease; thought it may cross connections.
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Small amount is..... a film to help keep it from corrodeing...... not gunked up......gunked up will attract dirt, crap etc
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