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How Long Does a Door Lock Actuator Last?
The door lock actuator locks and unlocks your vehicle’s doors. The lock buttons are located on each of the doors, with a master switch on the driver’s door. Once the button...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Kicker Actuator
Common signs include throttle hesitation, poor fuel economy, and the engine stalling often.
How to Repair a Door Lock Actuator
The power door lock actuator can be integral to a car door lock repair. If a remote device or unlock switch fails, the actuator may be faulty.
How to Replace a Trunk Lock Actuator
A car trunk is secured by a trunk lock that uses an electronic or mechanical lock actuator. A bad actuator prevents the lock from working properly.
How to Replace a Throttle Kicker Actuator
Throttle kicker actuators regulate the throttle during changes in the RPM. Hesitation and rough acceleration show the need for actuator replacement.
How to Replace a Steering Column Actuator
The steering system has a steering column actuator that fails if there is trouble starting the car or the key has no resistance when turned.

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I have no heat no matter how I adjust the knobs
Hello. From what you describe it may be possible that the blend door actuators have failed. If it appears that they may have both failed at the same time, I would first check all of the vehicle's fuses or relays...
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Code p0010 camshaft actuator comes up, and mis fires. Just replaced intake manifold and these weren't issues before that.
Hi there. There are a few possibilities here. It is possible that you had a valve timing issue prior to working on the manifold. These engines have a ton of issues with the balance shaft and the valve timing as...
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How do I remove the front passenger door lock actuator?
Hello. If the door lock actuator is not coming out, then either there is still some hardware that needs to be removed or it is simply lodged and will require a bit of force to remove. I would carefully check...
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P2112 code. Actuator works. Throttle plate moves freely.
Hello. Regardless if the actuator works when you get this code from this vehicle typically the throttle body needs to be replaced. In some cases, the problem may be the accelerator cable or the connection at the throttle body. I...
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Jeep 2014 Patriot Throttle Body
Hello. Diagnosisng the issue from here will take some trial and error. You should look into having the mass airflow senor checked. This sensor is responsible for telling the computer how much airflow is coming into the engine. The codes...
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Both power door locks are not functioning.
The buzzing noise is the door lock actuators still trying to work but the actuator motor gears are bad and the motor is too weak to move the lock actuator rod any more. You most likely have two bad lock...
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Turbo is not boosting - is this fixable?
Hello. If your engine is not boosting properly then it may be related to the actuator. In most cases turbo wastegate actuators should be difficult to move by hand, as they are designed to open up as boost pressure increases....
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Doors switch
Hello - if the doors will lock from outside using the key, the actuators are fine, the problem is with the inside switches. Check door locking/unlocking at each door switch, versus lock/unlock ability at the master switch at the driver...
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My 4WD is not engaging. Is a 2007 Silverado have electronically controlled axle actuator or vacuum? Or is my problem in the hubs?
Hi there. The actuator on your 4WD system to your vehicle is electronic. Most of the Silverado 2500 model Chevrolet trucks have issues with the actuator failing in the front axle due to weather and road conditions. Check the harness...
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My car has a faulty actuator
Hello there, without knowing your make and model I can only offer general advice. In cases where faults can be with a few different actuators or parts, the vehicle must be diagnosed properly first. This prevents good parts being replaced...
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My driver side door lock only works intermittently
Hi there. There should a rod connecting the door lock cylinder to the lock assembly that is held in place with a plastic clip. These clips do become brittle over time and can break easily, whether by using a slim...
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The passenger door is stuck shut. It won't open from the inside or the outside.
You are probably correct that it is not fully unlatching. The Mini door lock actuators (part electric, part mechanical) have what is essentially a two-stage lock, and can become "double-locked". Sometimes, exercising the "unlock/lock/unlock" cycle multiple times will yield just...
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My door does not lock or unlock. Would I need to replace a fuse or buy a new key?
I believe the door lock actuator has failed, not a fuse or key. BMW door lock actuators (part electric, part mechanical) have what is essentially a two-stage lock, and can fail and become "double-locked". Sometimes, exercising the "unlock/lock/unlock" cycle multiple...
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My actuator works backwards
Hello. We will need to observe several other factors in order to pinpoint what the issue is. When you say you are turning on the vents, what setting are you turning on when this happens? Is it all temperature settings...
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,The doors lock and unlocks all the time. I thought it is a relay. Can anyone tell me if that's the case?
Hi there. There could be a short with the door actuator or a loose wire on the door switch causing the doors to lock and unlock as the vehicle goes over bumps during driving conditions. Check the door switch and...
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The Check Engine Light came up with the code P2017, what do I need to replace?
If you are getting this code it is due to one of two things. The vast majority of the time it is caused by a failure in the variable charge motion actuator, which is the same part that you mentioned....
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The four wheel drive system is not engaging the front wheels
From what you are describing it sounds like you have either a failure in the transfer case or in the front axle actuator. I usually drain the fluid from the transfer case first and check it for metal. If there...
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Cam Position Actuator problem - 1999 Volvo S80
Hello I believe you are referring to the variable valve timing or camshaft position actuator/solenoid, which varies the camshaft timing relative to the crankshaft position. This feature enhances engine performance, mileage, and lowers emissions. If you are able to get...
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Can someone let me know the difference between two parts for the Intake Manifold Actuator. I am getting a code P1004.
Hi there. The part number 4593839AB is referred by the Mopar dealer specific manifold actuator part. The part number 68166449AA is referred by the Chrysler dealer specific manifold actuator part. The two parts are the same, but the difference is...
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Only the driver's door will unlock with the remote or door switch
Hi there. On your particular vehicle, there is a central control that receives the signal from the key remote and relays that information to the other locks. This could be the component that is damaged. To be certain, you might...

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