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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Power Lock Actuators Reply with quote

What the difference? (duh, besides $7.69)
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3993&category_id=203&category_parent_id=

http://www.busdepot.com/view.jsp?model=43&category=13&group=70&prodgroup=580

Just had the worst episode of possessed locks that included (in no particular order)
- Several failed Chinese fire drills, chasing the one unlocked door.
- Non-closing slider
- Closing and locking slider
- Getting locked out of a running van.

Never happens on a lazy summer Saturday morning.. Always at 6am and 15 degrees. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The actuators freeze from water inside as well as corrosion on contacts.
You can take them apart and clean contacts, freeup motor and lube it. add more grease around slider and put back together. make sure rubber boot is sealed, if possible and get a few more miles out of them. It's always a pain when they fail. Or you can unplug them and wait till spring, just go manual for now!
Dogpilot has great schematics for them!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

larrytrk wrote:
The actuators freeze from water inside as well as corrosion on contacts.
You can take them apart and clean contacts, freeup motor and lube it. add more grease around slider and put back together. make sure rubber boot is sealed, if possible and get a few more miles out of them. It's always a pain when they fail. Or you can unplug them and wait till spring, just go manual for now!
Dogpilot has great schematics for them!


Been there, done that, tired of it. Thanks. I better hurry up and order them while I'm still annoyed.

Does anyone know if the Depot part the same thing?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know, sorry!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do believe I found the issue with my actuators.........
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McVanagon wrote:
I do believe I found the issue with my actuators.........
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wow, yikes...maybe try a little gorilla glue on that? Smile
Man, the last time I operated on one of mine it was neuro-surgery. Honestly can't believe its still working.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someday soon we'll be searching for replacement Mabuchi motors and repairing stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem $olved......
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