[MR2] MkII stranded beside the road - please help
dkchal at datasync.com
Sun Apr 26 16:21:25 EDT 2009
the attached picture will not go to the list so anybody who wants to see the
picture can email me or Mark. my answer to him was:
If you look about 1/4" from the two screws on the connector body, you'll see
what looks like a deformed paper clip. Removal of this little wire (I
suggest a small screwdriver and small needle nose pliers or preferably small
alligator jaw Visegrip type pliers to do so and be careful as it is springy
and will shoot off into another dimension) allows the connector to slide off
I'm sure your CD has this section but here is a web reference to check and
I feel certain that you have torn a wire inside the connector and although
people in the past have been able to remove the AFM and resolder the wires
inside, it was people who were adept at circuit board soldering. YMMV
Not sure what you mean about the list format. Sounds as if you are talking
about www.mr2oc.com which is a different horse on a different track and
never the twain shall meet.
> Hi Don, Ray, Ben, and Kurt
> Don, are you still around? You have given me help before - I joined the
> list 5.5 years ago, but stopped reading when we changed format as I found
> the new one hard to follow with its multiple attachments. If there was a
> web version, I would go there instead of email. Perhaps there is, and I
> don't know my way around. I am also deep into restoring a Jaguar E-Type
> SIII, which is distracting me from the MR2. As a point of reference, the
> MR2 gets almost the same HP as the huge E-Type V12 - amazing. I am only
> occasional mechanic, but always willing to learn.
> I am attaching a photo of my connector with two yellow lines to indicate
> screws I unfastened and then put back after withdrawing about 1 cm. What
> am curious about is the electrical tape along the wire cable (parallel
> yellow lines). I didn't find a snap ring. I did fold the air flow meter
> dangling on this wire cable over the cross struts while I put the air
> housing back on. Is it possible that under that tape something
> disconnected? Is the AFM not repairable? It seems amazing to me that
> simply unscrewing those two screws did that much damage and stopped the
> I wish I had a printed manual, but only have a CD and never got too
> with it. It shows how to test the connector, but I can't find out how to
> get at it except via the screws.
> --- "The connector has a snapring which holds it in place. The guy who
> to be the official "do not unscrew the AFM connector" is in Baghdad right
> now and you must have joined the list after he left."
> Mark F. Bean, Valley Forge, PA
> '93 MR2 turbo (daily driver)
> '72 Jaguar E-Type SIII (in restoration)
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