Lousy Replacement Doorlock Actuators

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  1. John Dirks Jr

    John Dirks Jr Active Member

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    I got a replacement doorlock actuator. The thing was so weak it cant get the job done. Is this just a fluke or is there cheap ass actuators that are basically a waste of time and money?
     
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    My driver side is great my passenger is weak. Bought new from LMR recently I didn't get a chance to check voltage yet or do much troubleshooting. Might be dirty switches losing some conductivity I'm hoping.
     
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    Mine were just fine. But they do not give the loud clunks you would expect. See jrichker's write up for a better replacement. Also, avoid NAPA's $125 replacement ones. They look like they are made by the same company.
     
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    Follow this link to fix your door lock actuator problems http://bellsouthpwp.net/l/r/lrichker/Mustang_tech/door_actuator_fix/1_of_8_door_actuator.htm

    Stuck with door lock actuators that don't work and don't want to pay the $50+ for a new one? Tried the junkyard ones and found that they last six months and freeze up?

    A new actuator for less than $5. Fix one side for $18, do both sides for only $25. I don't sell parts, I don’t make any money off of the upgrade, I just tell you how to do it cheaply and easily.

    Here’s a picture of the new actuator installed:

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    By the way, I am still using the same $4 actuators I bought in 2002 and this is the second Mustang I have installed them in! Beat that with your fancy replacements!
     
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    I wound up getting an OEM actuator on ebay for $40. Problem solved.

    That is a nice way to convert them though. Maybe next time around.
     
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