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I broke a clip

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Oct 18, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    After noticing my MPG's dropping quite a bit lately, I decided to check the spark plugs.

    I did change them only 8k miles ago, but I also only put in NGK Iridium single ground, which I guess was a bad decission.

    However once trying to get the spark plugs out of the passenger side, I broke the clip off of the one wire that attaches to the boxy thing (Yes, I know little about cars) :eek:

    Now instead of being fit securely, the wire is a bit loose. What exactly is it, and should I replace it?
     
  2. Oct 18, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Do you mean the plug wires? Buy a new set.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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  4. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Do you think that it is ok to run the truck with a broken clip on the ignition coil connector?

    I dont imagine that the connecter is something that can be changed by itself. I will probably have to replace the whole thing. :confused:
     
  5. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    98tacoma27 said it best....Replace the wire.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Can you just replace the ignition coil connector for one coil? Or do you have to replace them all?
     
  7. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    Is it the coil or wire that has the broken connector?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    its the coil connector, the one that connects to the ignition coil.

    The clip that keeps it in place broke off and now it is loose.

    I am thinking that a temporary fix would be to just to tape it in place.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    You can do that. Be prepared to replace it though. :)
     
  10. Oct 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    But do you think that I can just replace the one connector? Or will I have to replace the whole thing?
     
  11. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    I imagine the whole coil.
     
  12. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Well I just used some electrical tape to tape it up and it is quite secure now.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Use a tywrap. Tape will eventually come off.

    As long as all the wires are connected and connected securely, you should be fine.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    I did the same thing with the High Tension Cord. I used 2 Zip ties holding it in place. Been there for over 3 yrs.
     
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