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Old 07-09-2019, 07:47 PM
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Partially broken map sensor

Hey guys, I was putting a new clamp on my passengers side intercooler boot, and unplugged the map sensor to get more room. When I went to plug it in, it snapped in no problem, but the little red plastic piece would no slide up and lock. Long story short, I broke that red piece that slides off, and am wondering if I need to invest in a new sensor. The sensor still clicks when I slide it in, but that red piece was like a secondary lock kinda thing. Will I be ok without it, or do I need to get a new sensor?

This is what the sensor currently looks like
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:54 PM
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I would run it if it clicks and locks in place.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:03 PM
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The red clips are available from Ford. They are listed in the motorcraft connector catalog by pin count.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:31 PM
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Yeah I just took it for a drive, and the sensor is still tight in place. I'm probably gonna let it ride for a while like it is since it still locks in place. However, is a Ford dealership the only place I can get the red clip? Or does an online vendor sell them?
 
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It's a 'backup' lock used on some parts that are deemed more important. I wouldn't even bother with a replacement, but you can buy them and it's not part of the sensor.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:33 PM
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Coupla zip ties for peace of mind. Not serious enough for duct tape or deck screws.
 
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Yeah for now I'm probably gonna let it ride like it is. I do keep a couple of zip ties in the glove compartment, so if it does come loose, I can secure it with those.
 

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