I lifted the battery on my C5 after reading about leakage problems, and sure enough, a battery had leaked in my car. Lifted the battery out (this battery is not the leaker) and pulled the panel from inside the wheel well to get at the underside of the leak.
Guess I was lucky in that the wiring and terminals on the 'puter weren't damaged or corroded, just the frame and a bit on the side of the 'puter. Baking soda, an air hose and some spray paint fixed that problem up.
What I did notice though, even though the computer retainer was properly tightened up, the computer was loose in the retainer!! I mean it could jiggle and bounce wherever it wanted too! It couldn't fall out, but it would sure be bouncing and vibrating. I could see the wear marks where the 'puter had been working against the plastic retainer.
I had some rubber stair tread material from which I cut a few strips of shim material and now the 'puter is held snugly but not tight enough to squeeze it at all.
Might be something to look into if you have the right front corner of the car jacked up, being loose can't be good for the 'puter!!
Thanks for the tip.
How do you get to the computer- do you have to get under the car to see it? What does it look like?
With the right front wheel off, the lower plastic wheel well has to be removed. There's about five screws to be removed in the wheel well and I think three from the bottom, under the car.
The 'puter is the grey corroded looking thing in a black plastic carrier. It has a gazillion wires going into it, you can't miss it!!! Why GM would put a computer in such a poor place sure beats me!!
I tried attaching a picture, don't know what the result will be.....<G>
Good job with the photo
Can you believe, I've never taken my wheels off. I guess it is about time to do it and clean them really well. I'll have a look then.
The attachment on my 96 c4 is not all that tight either. When I first moved it to do some work & put it back I thought I left some screws out, but it's just made that way
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