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Old 05-16-2007
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door actuator repair help needed

ok i've search for hr on rps but maybe im not hitting the right words or w/e but I know while back i came across someone who i think replaced the lil gears inside it i think. My pass one used to work on and off now its sorta just whining when u try to unlock using the switch. Any info would be helpful.

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???? Huh??Do not understand question???
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He is wanting to repair the passenger door actuator and was looking to see if someone has done this. Might just be easier to get some from a junk yard and swap them out. Never heard of anyone rebuilding them.
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Well,He is from Canada.I sometimes can't understand them either.
Anyway,I believe he is having a problem with the unlock mechanism in his foor,I mean door.
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one simple typo and ppl have to be retards yes the door lock actuator i've seen where someone replaced the gears in it or something but i cannot find the post now
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bump for the new guy...
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not new I just never post here im more on rps then here i come and read stuff but hardly post. No one seems to know what im talking about or right person hasnt seen it yet over there so i posted here also. I know for sure i saw a post on this too i just cannot seem to find it for the life of me.

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Sorry, I just looked at your posts.... I wish I could help ya, but all i am good for on this one is the bump....lol.
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lol k thx
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anyone at all?
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i fixed my andrews (RangerBoy03FX4) with some wire ties and a drill.
he drilled two holes in the white part and i put wire ties around it and the black part that moves it.
only took about an hour todo and we were messing around most of the time.
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his was messed up so it wouldn't unlock, but it would lock.
it wore out from being used or something, who knows.
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well mine used to work sometimes but you would still hear like a grinding (not right but only word can think to use) when ever u tried to lock or unlock. It got to the point where like it would do it couple times a day then stop now i cant get it to work at all.

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Andrew,

I actually plan on replacing my actuator this evening. I just went to a salvage yard and found a wrecked ranger and picked up the whole part and 2 stock speakers for $15. You should check your local salvage yards, this way you won't have to mess with rebuilding the part. Let me know if you have any questions.
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yea for sure if you can possible take pictures as you go that would be awesome maybe get lil how-to for me would be alot of help
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Andrew,

I apologise but I wasn't able to get to fixing my actuator till later yesterday evening and by that time I just wanted to hurry through it to make sure I got done before the daylight was all spent, in addition my hands were so dirty I don't think I would have wanted to touch my digital camera anyways. However what I can do is give you some pointers to make the job go easier.

Obviously the first thing you will need to do is remove the interior door panel. This is detailed in a "How To" for changing out your stereo speakers, follow the instructions on that to remove the door panel. Here's the link.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=8447

After this you will find that there are actually 3 lingages and two electronic clips that connect to the actuator. The linkages are detailed as follows.

- The linkage that is connected to your exterior door lock (Your Key Hole)
- The linkage that is connected to your exterior door handle
- The linkage that is connected to your interior door handle.

The first two linkages will need to be disconnected before you can remove the actuator. One tip I would give you is to make sure you remember how the linkages connected to the different handles etc and how they connected to the actuator.

I would start with the linkage that connects to the exterior door lock. Instead of trying to actually disconnect this from the inside of the door I would look on the side of the door and you will find a little tab that sticks out from the side. If you pull this tab off you will find that it completely frees your exterior lock and you can then pull that out of the door and easily disconnect the linkage there.

Next you will want to disconnect the linkage connected to the exterior door handle. This linkage you will actually disconnect at the actuator. If you look carefully at the actuator you will find that the linkage connects to the actuator with a little plastic clip. If you (VERY GENTLY) take a screwdriver and pry the clip off of the linkage then once the clip comes off you can simply slide the linkage out of the center of the clip.

Now it's time to try to pull the actuator out. You will need to unscrew the three screws on the side of the door and the unit should come loose. Remember that your linkage to your interior door handle is still connected as is the electrical lines. Both the linkage and the electrical lines are anchored to the door with one small plastic clip each. You will need to disconnect these before you will have success pulling the actuator out.

Once you get the unit out carefully remove the electrical plugs (take care not to wipe off the goup that is on the inside of the plugs, it's there for a reason) and disconnect the final linkage to the interior door handle (Yes this can be done, If you have any problems with this part feel free to PM me). Now all there is to do is reconnect the new part in reverse order. (Note: if you are using a used actuator I would suggest connecting the electrical plugs and testing to see if it actually works before you put the door back together.

That's it! Contact me with any questions.
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you happen to have msn? cause i havn't gotten new actuators to replace the other ones with yet but have a question for ya.

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Yes I do, My screen name is Hooperboy
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so thats your addy? lollil confused
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