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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Dead passeger door lock actuator...

So I have been dealing with this issue for a few months and finally, I'm ready to fix the... PASSENGER DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR....
However in my months of complied research I cannot find an actuator that I can purchase, and after removing the door panel, there isn't an actuator that I'm aware that I can remove without removing the door jamb.

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There's 3 screws in the jamb to remove, then
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Disconnect the lock cylinder and outside handle rod from the lock assembly.

The actuator is part of the lock assy
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There's 3 screws in the jamb to remove, then
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Disconnect the lock cylinder and outside handle rod from the lock assembly.

The actuator is part of the lock assy
So I need a whole locking assembly!? Lord--- will I need the damn thing rekeyed?

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Get it out and chances are you'll be able to figure out why it's not working and fix it. It may be a broken wire.
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Get it out and chances are you'll be able to figure out why it's not working and fix it. It may be a broken wire.
It's weird- the system clicks but is like there's not enough juice to unlock it... and the window on that side is kinda slow too... think it could be a fuse? or a module???

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Or something is rubbing or binding or maybe a weak ground connection. Run some electrical evaluations.
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Could be due to mechanical issue,I have had to replace window actuators in the past on several GM vehicles due to age and it's not hard to believe that your key cylinder is gummed up ,maybe spray it or possibly find some good penetrating oil and soak it just remember to re lube it so it stays working.I happened upon a product that is the best ever ,trust me i been working on machinery for over 35 years and nothing on the market can even come close to this product.Prolube 2000 ,if you can not find it let me know it is the best ,it defies friction .
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yeah- it's dead- I soaked it in electrical cleaner, the wires are good- nothing broken... I just got a bad unit! Now to find a new one!

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Sorry to hear that if I come across one I will let you know .Oh yea by the way the product I listed should have been PG2000 made by ProGold it is the best thing ever.You say it is dead so you must have it out right.Test the wires with a meter and see if there is any continuity ,if it reads it is not dead and can still be just locked up,electrical contact cleaner while is a great product does not lend much for lubrication .Really need Mystery Oil or some good penetrating oil ,clover mage a great one if you can find it.Good luck
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The fact that it clicks tells me it is still working just stuck .
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It's weird but is like the lock clicks then if I click it lock or unlock again- the clicking fades- its weird... u sure that can be fixed?

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Again ,it cost you nothing to soak it and try it short of bringing it to a locksmith who will probably do the same or disassemble it and then clean it.There is a remote possibility that the coil is weak but that is very remote ,not impossible.Sounds like it is laboring and crud could cause that.If I had my door apart I would get a resistance reading on mine to see what the coil should read but the fact that it does work make me believe it is still workable.Good luck
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Again ,it cost you nothing to soak it and try it short...
So you're saying I should soak it? In what? I feel like I should soak it in piss or gasoline- that prolly wont help, tho! lol

So get it out, dismantle it and clean it throughly? Thank you... I'll have to try that!

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If you want the diagnostics for the locks from the service manual, PM me your email and I'll send you a PDF. It's easier that way than posting the whole thing here, uses too much attachment space for poster.
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When I said soak it I was referring to soaking the lock mechanism (cylinder) in some type of penetrating oil , if you don't have any you can probably just use tyranny fluid ,I know it works to remove rust so that may also work.
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