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Old April 2nd, 2018, 07:31
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

The new style connectors, the new GM connectors were used on the 91 on the IATs, so I suspect it was 91. Why? Didn't the 91 TPS use the new GM connectors?

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I'm not sure it was 91 when the HO appeared.......
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

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The straight steel tube that comes out of the top left of the water pump for the heater hose. The Renix heater hose has a formed "L" to accommodate the straight outlet. The available HO version it bent to 90 to wrap around the head and valve cover pointing towards the back of the engine.

It really not a big deal to cut the heater hose, but still.
If my mind still works, the threads on the water pump on my '96 are 3/8" NPT. I didn't care for the rusting steel pipe that I had, so I swapped over to stainless steel. Stainless pipe nipples, couplings and elbows can all be had if you look in the right places. It is even simpler if you want to keep things straight.

The important piece is the fitting for the heater hose, and Performance Stainless Steel makes 3/8" NPT fittings: https://performancesst.com/product.p...9&cat=7&page=1
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Old April 2nd, 2018, 13:30
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The new style connectors, the new GM connectors were used on the 91 on the IATs, so I suspect it was 91. Why? Didn't the 91 TPS use the new GM connectors?
The NSS connects to the harness near the trans, via a pigtail, not directly to the TPS.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 10:03
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

Yup. '91 = HO
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 10:20
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Yup. '91 = HO
Yup. We all know that....

When did the NSS connector change though? Ecomike is only guessing.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 10:55
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

I'm 99% sure NSS connector on 4.0L is 96 down vs 97 up. I know they added another contact and wire for it at that point.

I'll have to check my 88 against a 94 harness I have, but I could swear it's the same 8 position, 7 pin Delphi (previously known as Packard Electrical Division, now known as Aptiv) connector. I believe it's actually a metripack not a weatherpack, but cannot guarantee I'm right on that without some research.

BTW: RENIX 4.0L ECU connectors are a metripack 100 series connector. So is the 96-down TCU connector. Discovered that last night working on a project - they are keyed differently of course.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 12:25
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I'm 99% sure NSS connector on 4.0L is 96 down vs 97 up. I know they added another contact and wire for it at that point.

I'll have to check my 88 against a 94 harness I have, but I could swear it's the same 8 position, 7 pin Delphi (previously known as Packard Electrical Division, now known as Aptiv) connector. I believe it's actually a metripack not a weatherpack, but cannot guarantee I'm right on that without some research.

BTW: RENIX 4.0L ECU connectors are a metripack 100 series connector. So is the 96-down TCU connector. Discovered that last night working on a project - they are keyed differently of course.
My thoughts also. The 96 to 97 split. Not Remix to HO split.

The TCUs are different at the Renix split though.
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Old April 5th, 2018, 07:55
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My thoughts also. The 96 to 97 split. Not Remix to HO split.

The TCUs are different at the Renix split though.
For sure. At this point I think I have a TCU from every year range (87-90, 97, 98-01) except for 91-??/??-95 (power/comfort switch split I'm not sure about) and maybe 96 if it's different. Need to compare/contrast them at some point.

I have a big stock of RENIX 4.0L ECU connectors coming from Mouser on monday... will test fit them and post up part numbers if they fit. I doubt anyone but me will ever need this info unless they are building a RENIX harness from scratch, but at least it'll be out there.
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Old April 5th, 2018, 10:13
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

Ken, the TCUs should have different color connectors. Renix is blue and 91 to 96 tan?
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Old April 5th, 2018, 20:22
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

The 88 I have sitting here has a gray connector. I think I've seen red as well but not sure.
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Old April 9th, 2018, 17:12
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

Happy to announce that the RENIX ECU connectors I bought fit perfectly.
Part numbers:
32 way connector
12045575 - housing
12045889 - top TPA clip with retention clip
12045890 - bottom TPA clip
24 way connector
12047946 - housing
12047900 - top TPA clip with retention clip
12047901 - bottom TPA clip

You need one of each above to create a harness.

Terminals are 12146448 and 12146447. Each is for a different wire gauge range. I can't remember which is which, check the ​datasheets. All of them can be bought on mouser.com for cheap. If you're near Central Mass, buy me a couple beers and I'll give you a set, I got ten because I hate paying more for shipping than I did for my parts but only need 2 or 3 sets max.
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

So, there's really not all that many parts we can't get.

All the trim and mirrors talked about are not exclusively Renix.
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

Does anyone know where to find renix era power window regulator and motor new ?
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Old April 16th, 2018, 21:28
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Does anyone know where to find renix era power window regulator and motor new ?
It's not just rEnix.....
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Re: Renix hard to find parts sources thread

Rockauto.com has two in stock as of today for the drivers front 98.99 + shipping.
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