TFI Connector won't latch

StephenP

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#1
I solved my "car won't start" issue. The TFI module connector had pulled loose just enough to so I had no spark. A good solid push together and the car started just fine. My problem is that the connector will not quite reach the "click" point when pushing it onto the TFI module. I am not sure that it was ever latched and the problem was that it just worked loose over time. The engine harness was new with my rebuilt engine install, but the TFI module was from my old engine. I tried a couple of different TFI modules in the connector and none would click into place. I am guessing that there is an "age" difference between the harness connector and the TFI module.

Question is has anyone else seen this and if so what did you do?
I am thinking about some kind of tie wrap solution to hold the connection together but have not worked out the details yet.
 

Carlewms

The Rivet Man
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#2
If it is close to latching you could carefully shave off a little of the inside of the plastic latch to solve the problem.

If you could provide a close up of both ends of the connectors there might be other ways to fix the problem.
 

StephenP

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#5
Thanks folks
Craig - Clearly a grey one. The TFI module would not accept the internal ridges of the black one.
Scott - I think I will pass on the replacement dizzy and module for now.
Carl - I'm going to explore trimming the latch... The gasket feels soft and pliable. If that does not work I think I can rig it with a couple of tie wraps at least enough so that it won't work loose.
 
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