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Hey Guys I have been looking for a solution to my problem in some older threads but no success for my situation so here it goes... My check DPS warning comes on every once and a while when riding it wet mud or water... Never happened yet while staying dry. I read two things that may be the issue... (1) Speed Sensor- needs cleaned. And (2) there are some connections getting wet. I plan to clean my sensor when I change my transmission fluid soon. So what are these connections that I need to look for and how are u guys keeping them dry/waterproof and are there any other things I need to be looking at... Thanks!

2011 Outlander 800XT
 

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I had issues with my DPS when the rad got caked up with mud and would heat up, the heat from engine, exhaust and rad as well as mud on power steering unit combine to overheat the unit and cause fade. Some may have other causes for their DPS problems. I just did my first good ride after rad relocate and no issues yesterday
 

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I had issues with my DPS when the rad got caked up with mud and would heat up, the heat from engine, exhaust and rad as well as mud on power steering unit combine to overheat the unit and cause fade. Some may have other causes for their DPS problems. I just did my first good ride after rad relocate and no issues yesterday
Thanks thats something for me to keep in mind... But the majority of the time it happens tobme is in clear water or really thin mud, nothing that could cake up on the radiator or power steering unit...
 

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The connectors on the PS unit should be disconnected, dried out and apply some dielectric grease. Try that and report back.
 

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The connectors on the PS unit should be disconnected, dried out and apply some dielectric grease. Try that and report back.
Are those the ones behind the plastic piece in the right foot well I read about? I read that there were a couple connections behind the plastic engine cover in the right foot well that may be the problem...
 

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Mine did that last season after running through water.
I pulled all connectors from DPS unit dried em out, put dielectric grease on em, it's ok now.
 

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This has been discussed here before and I cured my old G1 800 with exactly the same problem. The front cylinder spark plug lead is to close to the DPS loom , you need to separate them and cable tie the spark plug wire out of the way of the DPS loom.
 

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Do all the connections, no matter what they're for. As far as the p/s motor, there are two or three connectors on the top of the motor .
 

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Ok... Thanks guys!
So...

1) Separate plug wire from wiring harness
2) Dielectric grease all connections...

Where can I get dielectric grease?
And is there anything else I should check/correct to help prevent this from happening again?
 

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Dielectric grease is available at any parts store. When you do the tps wires (on the right side of the trans/gearbox), be careful, those are probably the hardest to get a part and the easiest to break. Should be four individual connections if I remember correctly. The wires do not separate right at the sensors, they all have a clear covering on a " bullet" connector an inch or so away .
 

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Awesome! Thanks Guys! As far as the grease goes... Fill the female connection with grease then plug them together and let the excess squeeze out? Or is there a certain way that the grease should be applied to the connections?
 

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Lots of opinions on that, I put that shit on everything..lol . No more water issues, I know it solved mine.
 
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