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Author Topic: C305-Ectomy (Lots of pics)  (Read 97346 times)
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« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2010, 10:04:13 PM »

The job is done and my P0449 cde didn't reappear after a 10 mile test drive (fingers crossed). I was very disappointed that my fuel guage continued to read full but later on saw that my trip meter (the alternate fuel guage for the past 3 years) was reading 3.2km. Spoke to my wife and, yes, she filled the tank this morning so maybe it is fixed, maybe it isn't - will se over the next few days. All that aside, it was a lot of fun actually doing something myself; couldn't hace done it without everyone's inputs from AFC, very much thanks.
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« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2010, 10:15:02 PM »

how does the back seat come out? and I just cut the wires from the harness and solder them together? should I disconnect the battery first?
You don't need to remove the rear seat do you?  Either way, just flip it forward all the way then pull up, it should come right out if I remember correctly.

Might be a good idea to disconnect the battery, because you never know.  Cut or pull out or whatever you feel like doing, doesn't really matter, as long as you have a wire on each end to solder together that are the same color Wink .

well its either that one or the front seat and I have NO clue as to how to remove that.
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« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2010, 07:48:45 PM »

My Tek has over 120k miles on her and I plan to keep her for about another 80k miles. Do you recommend I do this ectomy? I don't want anything to crap out on me somewhere down the road. My Tek is kept in the garage so the only time it sits out in the rain is when I'm camping. But it's still something to think about doing considering the amount of miles I plan to keep the Tek for.


i havent read the posts after this one... but i recommend changing the fuel pump before or during the ectomy process..... having that connected there made a huge difference in being able to change the pump.. BTW im not shure if my pump failed right after 200,000 miles or if it was the connector... but its running on the new pump and old connectors now, but i did try to clean them up before re connecting
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« Reply #78 on: October 01, 2010, 11:50:12 PM »

why dont you guys just use butt connectors?
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« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2010, 12:40:23 PM »

butt connectors lol...couldn't help myself
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« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2010, 02:05:14 PM »

butt connectors lol...couldn't help myself
lmao
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« Reply #81 on: October 02, 2010, 11:12:03 PM »

Then to worry all over again for the corrosion in and of the butt connectors
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« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2010, 08:18:42 AM »

Then to worry all over again for the corrosion in and of the butt connectors
inside the car?
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« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2010, 08:23:07 AM »

Then to worry all over again for the corrosion in and of the butt connectors
inside the car?
As sad as it sounds, yes lol.
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« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2010, 08:49:01 AM »

Then to worry all over again for the corrosion in and of the butt connectors
inside the car?
As sad as it sounds, yes lol.

how would that happen? just curious
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« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2010, 02:01:59 PM »

When I did mine, I soldered the wires, heat shrank, wrapped in electrical tape all the individual wires, then wrapped everything in mastic tape. Made sure all is protected for sure.
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« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2010, 02:45:03 PM »

Surely if everything is sealed good, than there wont be corossion of the connectors, right? I mean, I dont see how the elements could get into my car like that
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« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2010, 06:28:12 PM »

Water splashing, hell condensation inside the connector will do it. Metal + water+ electricity= corrosion. GM dropped the ball with the connectors on the Aztek. But I would cut the whole thing out and do a straight wire through and solder them. Then so the 3 step process for making sure it's waterproof.
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« Reply #88 on: October 04, 2010, 02:23:38 PM »

Water splashing, hell condensation inside the connector will do it. Metal + water+ electricity= corrosion. GM dropped the ball with the connectors on the Aztek. But I would cut the whole thing out and do a straight wire through and solder them. Then so the 3 step process for making sure it's waterproof.

water splashing into the car?
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« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2010, 04:02:39 PM »

okay- snow/rain on boots/shoes of the driver, that melts onto the floor mats, then seeps into the carpet, and foam padding.-- My truck recently had a recall to remove some of said padding that sits above the SDM( airbag brain) since, the retained moisture could cause issues with the SDM.  BTW: the SDM for the Aztek is located under the front passenger seat- under the padding and carpet.
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Brian, NJ
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Former owner of a 2003 Aztek Yellow, McCullough HID 6000k Headlights, Xentec HID 3000K Yellow Fog Lights, LEDS on all 4 Markers and Reverse Lights, Recon Strobe Lighting, Pioneer 10 speaker stereo, Infinity BassLink2 Sub, Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUX, XM Roady XT, Helo Tease Rims with General Exclaim 245/40ZR20 tires, EBC Dimpled & Slotted Front Rotors, EBC Yellowstuff Pads, K&N Air Filter, Remote Start, kids car seat, Custom Dual Exhaust , Recon Big Rig Amber Running / Signal LED Lights, Side mirror LED Signal Lights, Line of Fire and Ice Brake Light, Monro Air Shocks in Rear, B&M Transmission Cooler, Garmin NUVI 350 GPS,  LEDs everywhere, Rear camera with night vision and 7 inch color monitor, GM Hood Deflector, Diehard Platinum Battery, American Flag / Bald Eagle on Rear Window, Fleetwood Camper,with LEDs and camera also, towed behind Tek ,
 2006, 2007, 2008 International Aztek Rally Organizer.  Email me @ 97drexelgrad@aztekfanclub.com
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