Stabilant 22a

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This is a clear liquid I have used since 1991 when I heard about it from Identifix. I called Identifix (at that time known as Autoline Telediagosis) to help me solve a problem on a 1987 Accord LXi.  I was very successful with this fix and when I opened ACDC a few years later all my students were educated as to how this stuff works. This “liquid gold” as it is sometimes called had been designed originally for the fork lift industry in Toronto, Canada. The company that makes it, D.W. Electrochemicals Ltd., is located near there. It is used to treat connectors. Stabilant 22 is not a terminal cleaner, but rather an electrically conductive contact enhancer.

Before you use it clean any dirt or grease from the contacts and then apply this liquid to the terminal so it covers the working surfaces and surrounds the points of contact. If the connection is good, the Stabilant has no electrical effect. However, a voltage drop across this material (an indication of a bad connection) causes it to become conductive.

In the case of wear points on the terminal’s surfaces, the Stabilant effectively broadens the point of contact. If the signal cannot flow through the points of contact, it flows around them through the chemical. The material does not dry out or evaporate, and will work for up to 20 years.  And its non-toxic, so there’s no problem with it’s use.

Where to buy it

You can buy it from us as Stabilant 22. This is a paste and must be diluted with alcohal. It is cheaper that way and the paste is handy for some applications.

This product is now a “special tool” for Hyundai, Kia and VW. It will also fix intermittent connections.

When to use it

You really need to use Stabilant 22a at the recommended amount of a drop per terminal on every connection in a hybrid or EV. When you do charge the customer accordingly. In general, most extracts fall within the range of 1,000 to 1,300 drops per ounce, so use 500 drops per ounce just in case I am way off. Divide the price of Stabilant 22a by 500 and you will have your cost per drop. Bill the customer for the terminals you have treated at the markup you normally use for small parts and now you are doing three things; making money, fixing cars and buying insurance against a comeback. Brilliant!  This is much cheaper than replacing the sensor or wiring harness connector or the whole harness.