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49 thoughts on “One wire was killing this car!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Preston Tillery says:

    You do excellent work. The trolls will be trolls so SCREW the idiots who are just armchair mechanics not REAL TECHS! Keep doing what you do bro. Enjoys all of your videos.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marco Petrini says:

    According to me you are doing it wrong 😁 Thanks for the great vids, greetings from Italy

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Nease says:

    Dear Ray, as i can not fault your work. You are making a solid weather titght connection with your soldering. I do so appreciate that. If i may suggest something that may make soldering easier, is to fray both wires out first. Push them directly together and then roll the wires in your finger. Make your solder joint and you are done. Thank you for all that you do, you are truly appreciated.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Uncle Bullhorn says:

    It's always interesting to watch you go from brute force work to really fine work like this.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    what a nice way to say shut the hell up lol

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    it was a mod that read and sent the codes but the car ran fine

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    my step daughter had a santa fe and it used to do the same ting to me either would not read or gave me a snot load of randam codes turned out to be an ecm problem

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stuart Brooks says:

    You know there are heatshrink solder connectors to splice wires with a small heat gun. They use a low temperature solder. Stick the wires in apply heat so you solder and shrink at the same time.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Drone says:

    I twist the wires together and then solder.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fy fo says:

    that is why i alwais soder joints

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Sinkiewicz says:

    I like that little helping hand. It has a fixed and solid distance between the clamps.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paulo Forged says:

    I wonder how customers would feel having a live video and sound feed to your work? I bet a fair few would be shocked at what you find and would then be like "oh you can have all the work I need on any of my cars!" Just a thought be like a live MOT viewing area. I little tip for silly soldering positions like this, unwind the twists of the exposed wires and push the 2 parts into each other and then give a little twist to lock them together (without tinning) then just tin/solder them in one go. Has worked well for me and it does get the solder right into to strands. I know this is wrong also 😁

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blu_smoke says:

    Doing dirty solder jobs offend even when the joint is tight. It is all hidden by the heat shrink, Is it OK? Thermal dynamics says it is fine my OCD says it is not. Engines don't care about your OCD should be shirt.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joel Shaw says:

    how do you tint wires without the use of flux?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars randy beard says:

    Strands of copper wire solder better and have a better appearance if strands are jammed into each other…

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scottholt69ify says:

    Doing the crappy little door open or key in ignition chime lol craps me up.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vogt says:

    I love reading the comments, especially when two geniuses start arguing with each other.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Camouflage Peacock says:

    One bad 🍎!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Saylock says:

    Lots of cars come in with multiple storage codes after being worked on. Learned to check connectors where they had last meddled under the hood.
    I sat in my driveway for hours pulling wires off to simulate fault scenerios.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philippe P. says:

    Awesome

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Heck says:

    Try some high temp tubing on each side of alligator clip, I suck at soldering; I was always melting the insulation & getting the wires hot but the solder still would not flow. Liquid flux on wires & solder on the tip to transfer heat more readily to the wires. I'll send some liquid flux.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sh331 says:

    What happened to "twist and solder"? Solder is not the intended conductive material, the wire is. The solder is just the glue coating to insure a secure bond and to keep the twist together. Glad I'm not driving that vehicle on a long driving trip somewhere now.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michelediane miller says:

    using a rosin core flux would help in solder flowing

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EL Modern Major-General Bey says:

    Itsn't it awesome when the last mechanic leaves a clue like the old clip… You may have been looking for hours and never found those wires !… Also.. Instead of solder… They make a crazy type glue for wires… makes crape so easy and does a better job of corrosion protection !

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Da Os says:

    the heat shrink splices with in built solder would be perfect for something like this.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dimitar Ivanov says:

    Got to love how you disregard the internet opinion. Keep going. The fact of the matter is at the end of the day you did your job. And you did it a lot better than the previous person.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Parr says:

    Soldering. Is it stuck together? Pretty is always nice but stuck together well is functional!! Always will be haters 😀

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Natures Critter says:

    Wiring looks better than it did before

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StrawbEmma says:

    your soldering isn't too bad tbh.. its good enough for what you're doing

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars numberyellow says:

    Ray, i say this, not to be mean, but in an attempt to be genuinely helpful..

    You're only doing it wrong, when you're doing it wrong…..and what you did right there, was wrong.

    There is literally ZERO mechanical strength in that connection. That splice is entirely incorrect, and would receive a failing mark in any high-school basic electronics course.

    Additionally, the reason you're having a hard time getting the solder to join the two wires, is because you put an alligator clip on the wires, to hold them together, because you didn't bother to make a mechanical bond, before soldering… the alligator clip is sinking all the heat you're dumping into the copper, causing it to not get hot enough for the solder to flow.

    I cannot link to an example of how to do a proper splice, because, apparently, youtube does not allow links in comments anymore, unless they're bastardized links to youtube videos.

    So here's how you do it.. you strip back about a half inch on each wire…if it's braided wire, twist it tight. make a hook with the bare copper, combine hooks, and twist them off, so that both wires are now interlocked. THEN you solder. you'll find that this is MUCH easier to solder…the connection will be far better, and easier to work with, and will be far less likely to fail in the future.

    For illustration, look up "western union splice". What i described is essentially this splice.

    I really am only trying to help.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mediarav says:

    Ray love your videos, an electronic engineer by training here, you solder any way you damn please to get the job done 👍

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Comment land is going bullistic…meh
    Sometimes alligator clip can act as a heat sink…good when soldering semiconductors.
    Anyways that's still being your imagined third hand buddy! Other people cry it was a simple wire fix…educational at best

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Duzan says:

    Shorts are the bane of our existence!
    I don't know if you're doing it wrong, but I do know that you're better than the armchair mechanics that criticize your methods. I've been doing this for over 50 years and I've learned a couple of tricks from you.
    Thank you for sharing.
    No Can, no vá!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Black III says:

    Love the easy ones. My solder joints like that threaten to invade the others with the prickly solder and wayward strands. Further isolation has always been needed by me.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Muncie says:

    Nice video as usual Ray. I hate finding butcher jobs and then fixing them. I've had my share. Whether they're lazy or ignorant, work shouldn't be sent out like that.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Collins says:

    So what your sayin is don't solder over a hot engine on a hot day in Florida on a Hyundai. But if you half ass twist wires together you will be doing the above.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Corn Digger says:

    That was some nice "electron clicks" 🤣 Click 👍

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Open D Studio says:

    Is it a design flaw when one loose wire can throw you back into the iron age and put you out on foot? Saw a 100 year old tactor start with 2 turns of the hand crank in below freezing weather. Make you smile and say,"That's reliability". 😊

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    The CAN bus needs 2 wires to complete the circuit, so maybe the sensor ground serves this purpose… Not sure…

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    You're NOT doing it wrong, but there are easier ways to do this. I've been soldering for decades, this always worked for me…
    1. You can twist the wires together for mechanical connection first, (I don't care how you twist the wires..).
    2. Wet your soldering iron for better heat transfer..
    3. Touch the joint with the iron from underneath, as heat rises and heat the joint first.
    4. Once the joint is hot, then touch the joint with the solder, and it should flow right into the joint…

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Real C D'Cruze says:

    Your soldering is way off from the correct procedure… Just joking, I’d take my car any day and recommend you to my friends as well. Thanks for the great content.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Pratico says:

    Just twist one side parallel with the other side, then solder.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mojje42 says:

    a thing to make soldering easier…. get a larger tip like a flat head screwdriver so you can heat a larger area quicker
    the tip you're using is more for fine work on electronics

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hugh Grenfell says:

    Yes one broken wire or a poor previous repair is all it takes. On a Mk5 VW Golf one bad wire on the transmission connector took out the entire transmission. Fault codes said it was a faulty solenoid. Not so, just a wire. Fix saved hundreds of dollars.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Adams says:

    You can put some heat shrink on the wire clamps to keep them from indenting the wires

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars norman graves says:

    maybe scanner needs to be put on a scanner. lol

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steann1 says:

    Can I have my wires spliced to NASA specifications please🚀

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hallicrafters Rehabs says:

    Your soldering is just fine for the purpose.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rolomatic Z says:

    You forgot to put the connector shell back on when you had all the wires cut?

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