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Broken TPS Connector Fix

 
Old 02-03-2019, 11:32 AM
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In the process of completing a lower intake manifold gasket replacement on my '09 JKUR 3.8L the throttle body connector tabs broke off as I was plugging the injector harness back in. A couple fixes (not bailing wire) seemed to be 1) replacing the bloody injector harness, which meant pulling off the ipper intake manifold again, or better,2) just replacing the broken connector. Fingers crossed I Googled and found Mopar has a repair kit for this exact issue. Part # is 68018956AA. (It can also be found under Wells 1589.) The kit includes the replacement connector, and 12 leads, half to be used if there are gold plated connector pins in the TPS, and a second set to be used if they are tin plated. (JK pins are gold.) Also included is some heat shrink tubing and some crimp connectors to be used in lieu of soldering.

Now the good part: You don't have to cut and splice the wires! Pay close attention to the wire colors and their socket numbers in the old & new connector. Make a numbered drawing. On the OLD connector, take a small screwdriver and break off the two little green shields inside the connector. That allows you to get at the raised tabs on each wire socket. Use a small pick tool to gently press down on the tab, while gently pulling the wire out of the connector. Raise the tab and insert the socket into the same number hole in the new connector. Do this six times. Make sure each socket can't be pulled out. When done, slide the two green sliders over to lock everything in place. Plug in your new connector to the TPS. DONE!

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Old 02-03-2019, 12:43 PM
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Have done similar repairs, those connector kits are great -- and re-using the original pins is much preferred over splicing wires! Here's a handy link to find all of the replacement connector part numbers: Mopar Connection Repair Kit
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:25 PM
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Great! Thanks for the link!
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:33 AM
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Sorry everyone, this was supposed to go into the JK section and ended up over here. Moderator please move as you see fit.
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