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Crazy Idle Control Module

I got tired of the connector wiggling its way off my Idle Control Module. I'm hoping this will fix it.
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I'm sure I saw a factory TSB showing this as a factory approved method

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Down here in the South, we would just wrap it in Duct Tape

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Down here in the South, we would just wrap it in Duct Tape

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Down here in the South, we would just wrap it in Duct Tape
No bailing wire?
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Just Duct Tape is semi-permanent, while Bailing Wire and Duct Tape is a permanent fix

BTW, when I was a young man right out of college I car pooled with a fellow who drove a 1950 Chevy Truck. The Engine Block had cracked ... so he glued the crack back and continued driving the old truck. On rainy days, the passenger side floorboard where I sat had a hole in it and would splash water up in the cab on my side. The hole was big enough that you could see the road pavement while riding. The whole truck was a rusty POS. The solution was a piece of cardboard and a rubber floor mat to cover the hole in the floor. Still a fond memory. I don't think Duct Tape was invented by the 1970's but maybe we just were not aware of it

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Just Duct Tape is semi-permanent, while Bailing Wire and Duct Tape is a permanent fix

BTW, when I was a young man right out of college I car pooled with a fellow who drove a 1950 Chevy Truck. The Engine Block had cracked ... so he glued the crack back and continued driving the old truck. On rainy days, the passenger side floorboard where I sat had a hole in it and would splash water up in the cab on my side. The hole was big enough that you could see the road pavement while riding. The whole truck was a rusty POS. The solution was a piece of cardboard and a rubber floor mat to cover the hole in the floor. Still a fond memory. I don't think Duct Tape was invented by the 1970's but maybe we just were not aware of it
If you had no duct tape then I suppose one could have used electrical tape. I'm pretty sure that did exists during the 70s. I don't recall seeing pull ties until some time in the late 80s.
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No bailing wire?
Ya has ta has good, sticky chewin' gum ta go with the balin' wire. Otherwisw, the balin' wire won't work.
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It appears I need to clean the contacts. I had to remove the pull-tie today and pulled the connector off and plug it back on because she was idling at 1500 RPM again. Doing this brought the idle back down to 500 RPM.

"Ah. Such is life with a classic car." Id'e rather have little things to fix than a car payment and insurance to match.
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