Ok so I was reading up on the vgt connector and the problems with it becoming brittle and falling apart. Others have asked if you can depin it and no one answered there questions. So here it is with a few pics showing it depinned. It took me a whole 2 minutes or less to do it and I plan on replacing my broken stock one on my truck and reuse oem wiring that's not broken. The ears become so brittle from heat they break and leaves the connection unstable. So here is what you need to do.
Take a pick and pry up on the yellow plastic piece gently by the holes to free it from the clips. Then move to the backside and do the same and slide the yellow connector portion off. Then you need to pry up on the long black finger tabs while pulling the wire out from the rear. the connector is indexed to only go one way so pay attention as you remove the stock wires and do it one by one if you have to so you reinstall it correctly. I have attached the ford part number along with international from the ford bag. Also the picture of the only tool required to do the job. Good luck.
ya im sorry the post was done on my cell and took a while to load on my end as well. But once completed loaded right away. I just hope this helps someone out down the road. it's a very easy process that I believe anyone can do. I have many years of messing with everything from automotive to boats to supersonic aircraft. Your usually only as good as the tools you have available. Ia learning thia with my new truck 2005 f350 6.0 powerstroke. My auto enguity is nice but can't diagnose my issues which I believe to be a sticktion issue on the so called new injectors previous owner put in.
Do you know where the injectors were purchased? Possibly still under warranty?
Poorly rebuilt injectors are hard to diagnose, and plenty of places sell them. Several of those companies do have decent warranty practices. If you can retrieve an injector contribution code, that might help convince the seller to help a bit.
A couple of times, we (on the forums) who are quite active, have seen all 8 new injectors be bad - right out of the box. Usually spool valve performance has been the issue. It is terrible to see it happen to folks. Very costly.
I haven't had much to do with AE lately, but just be aware that the full version of ForScan on a laptop is very powerful (and inexpensive if you have the laptop - $50-$100 depending on the OBDII adapter). Retrieving codes on the 6.0L isn't a sure fire aspect for identifying ALL problems, but it is a HUGE help if the codes can be THOROUGHLY retrieved. The full version of ForScan can command actuators and turn off injectors, as well as quite a few other things.
Then you also have access to quite a bit of help on this and a few other forums.
Lots of people think that the 6.0L is a POS, but that is "mostly" ignorance talking. When these engines get bad enough to fall into that POS category, they usually have had plenty of help getting there ....... junk aftermarket parts, poor maintenance, poor repair techniques, and just plain ignorance causing money to be thrown out in buckets. That doesn't even include the unscrupulous shops and parts suppliers that prey on un-informed people. If one hasn't been abused too badly, they can typically be made into something nice to have. Being able to do your own work is a big key to success though. Just finding a good shop seems close to impossible these days.
Again - great to have your contribution in this thread.
While depinning/repining connectors has its place, I would have opted to splice in the new connector with the new terminal pins. The same conditions that the plastic hardshell is subjected to can also affect the pins especially if the compromised connector has allowed for movement from vibration and also age and heat cycles being connected to the turbocharger. Poor pin fit, wires breaking at the terminal crimp from vibration and terminal fretting come to mind. I see a LOT of harness concerns that are missed because the connection is often overlooked. A sensor gets replaced and the concern returns as a result. I corrected a coworker's mistake for just this reason the other day. My other concern is that if care is not exercised the terminal pins and the new connector hardshell can be damaged in the process thus creating a problem. You are probably fine with doing this if you didn't have any drivability concerns or circuit codes for the actuator provided the original wires are in good condition and you just happened to notice the locking tabs were broken or you snapped them off while performing repairs (it happens) - I do not see any images of the connector on the engine to determine the condition.
You allowed good points as well. this was made for the folks on this forum that asked with no responses. my connection was good just had broken ears and was ziptied on and was super loose from previous owner who probably broke it installing the new turbocharger.
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