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Old 05 Oct 2008, 03:47 pm
jim L
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Default Furthur Civic gremlin update

Thanks again for the info/ links on your site Tegger!

Well - replaced ignition switch is working like a champ, and I resurfaced
my old one so I have a spare if ever needed. I bought the little button for
the clutch interlock switch, but still can't manage to get my fat hands in
to pop it in the hole, so I had to revert to duct tape ball.

Gremlins reappeared - intermittently. fuel pump would run - or not - with
check light. So I pulled main relay today. I couldn't identify any cold
solder or stress cracks, but about half the connections had the "not enough
solder" condition as described. Also one of the double contacts had a
blackened area that may have had some heat/ arcing problems.

I didn't have a desoldering gun, so I just cleaned, fluxed & melted existing
solder & added to it to fill in. It may not last as long - I don't
now - but it seems to be working right so far.


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Old 05 Oct 2008, 04:21 pm
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Default Re: Furthur Civic gremlin update

"jim L" <jtl57@bellsouth.net> wrote
> Gremlins reappeared - intermittently. fuel pump would
> run - or not - with check light. So I pulled main relay
> today. I couldn't identify any cold solder or stress
> cracks, but about half the connections had the "not enough
> solder" condition as described. Also one of the double
> contacts had a blackened area that may have had some heat/
> arcing problems.
>
> I didn't have a desoldering gun, so I just cleaned, fluxed
> & melted existing solder & added to it to fill in. It may
> not last as long - I don't now - but it seems to be
> working right so far.


Found this desoldering tool at radioshack a week ago. See
the reviews. I agree it is a great and easy to use tool.
Plus it is only $11.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

(Was resoldering a/c switch joints on my 93 Civic's heater
control unit circuit board. Its a/c is somewhat intermittent
but only on really hot days and after sitting in the sun...
hmm like the main relay.)


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Old 05 Oct 2008, 06:55 pm
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Default Re: Furthur Civic gremlin update

Thus spake "Elle" <honda.lioness@gmail.com> :

>"jim L" <jtl57@bellsouth.net> wrote
>> Gremlins reappeared - intermittently. fuel pump would
>> run - or not - with check light. So I pulled main relay
>> today. I couldn't identify any cold solder or stress
>> cracks, but about half the connections had the "not enough
>> solder" condition as described. Also one of the double
>> contacts had a blackened area that may have had some heat/
>> arcing problems.
>>
>> I didn't have a desoldering gun, so I just cleaned, fluxed
>> & melted existing solder & added to it to fill in. It may
>> not last as long - I don't now - but it seems to be
>> working right so far.

>
>Found this desoldering tool at radioshack a week ago. See
>the reviews. I agree it is a great and easy to use tool.
>Plus it is only $11.
>
>http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
>
>(Was resoldering a/c switch joints on my 93 Civic's heater
>control unit circuit board. Its a/c is somewhat intermittent
>but only on really hot days and after sitting in the sun...
>hmm like the main relay.)
>


I've still got my old bulb from when I built my first radio, a
Heathkit HW-10.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 07:06 pm
jim L
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Default Re: Furthur Civic gremlin update

Thanks Elle, If the gremlins return or I come across something else that
needs repairing, I know where to look now.

Jim

"Elle" <honda.lioness@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "jim L" <jtl57@bellsouth.net> wrote
>> Gremlins reappeared - intermittently. fuel pump would run - or not -
>> with check light. So I pulled main relay today. I couldn't identify any
>> cold solder or stress cracks, but about half the connections had the "not
>> enough solder" condition as described. Also one of the double contacts
>> had a blackened area that may have had some heat/ arcing problems.
>>
>> I didn't have a desoldering gun, so I just cleaned, fluxed & melted
>> existing solder & added to it to fill in. It may not last as long - I
>> don't now - but it seems to be working right so far.

>
> Found this desoldering tool at radioshack a week ago. See the reviews. I
> agree it is a great and easy to use tool. Plus it is only $11.
>
> http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
>
> (Was resoldering a/c switch joints on my 93 Civic's heater control unit
> circuit board. Its a/c is somewhat intermittent but only on really hot
> days and after sitting in the sun... hmm like the main relay.)
>



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