2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse ECM connector plug disassembly

Tiny
WMILBY
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 55,000 MILES
I need to know exactly how to remove and replace an individual wire connector from the C51 multiple wire connector plug, which plugs into the Engine Control Module.
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 1:10 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi wmilby,

Thank you for the donation and sorry for the delay in replying.

I am not sure if I understand your question correctly so will need some confirmation.

You wish to replace one or more of the connector terminals? Am I correect?
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 1:40 PM
Tiny
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Hi, KHlow. What I was looking for was how to remove a single terminal from a large connector plug that plugs into the ECM. It's a tiny female terminal that slides onto a pin terminal on the ECM. That type isn't covered in the. Pdf manuals I can find. I have since been able to remove it (with a flattened-tip paper clip), but the problem NOW is that it's so tiny I can't even see how it's made, in other words if it is making good contact. I have a check engine light code P0135 (Oxygen sensor heater performance). I have replaced the sensor, checked the 4-wire plug at the sensor, and am trying to check the connection to the ECM of the return wire from the heater. If you had anything about that type terminal (picture, description) that would tell me how it makes a good internal connection, how to adjust it (with a pin maybe), if it's possible to adjust it, etc, that would be a big help. Thanks.
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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These terminals are minute and do not use high currents so the normal contacts need not be very tight and are spring loaded.

Unless they have been damaged, there is no necessity to tighten them. A paper clip, not the large type, is a good tester, use one end to push into the terminals and if resistance is felt, the contact should be good.

If there are no signs of contamination, there should be no problem with the contacts.

So far, what have you test for the problem?
Do you have the diagnostic procedures?
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 6:59 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, KHLow, I think i've got it now. The paper clip test tip was helpful.
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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You are welcomed and glad to be of service.

Thank you for using 2carpros.
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 AT 9:46 PM

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