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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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Replaced timing belt about 2 days later set a code P2649 rocker arm actuator control circuit high bank 1 where is this part? 2003 Honda Accord
Hello - the P2649 error indicates a failure of the actuator circuit for the variable rocker arm mechanism. This mechanism changes valve opening for the engine, improving power and fuel efficiency. It is operated by engine oil pressure and a...
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Intermittent central locking issue
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1995 Subaru Impreza to fail to lock all of the doors intermittently. The first thing to look for in this situation is to inspect the condition of the key, if the key...
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My turbo will sometimes work and sometimes will not work.
Hi there. The wastegate actuator is not functioning correctly or the boost sensor is not working making the turbo boost properly. Check the wastegate actuator hose and see if its broken and listen for leaks when you drive the vehicle....
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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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Key does not turn and the steering wheel locked.
Hi there. The lock in the steering column is activated by a solenoid and it could be either loosing power or the lock could be damaged making the steering wheel lock and hard to unlock. Also, the ignition switch could...
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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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4x4 light flashing but not engaging into 4 wheel drive
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2007 Toyota Tundra to have the four wheel drive light flashing. The most common faults are a faulty four wheel drive switch, actuator failure, low transfer case fluid, or a shift cable...
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Door locks not working, and trouble codes
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing more than one issue. The codes retrieved are for the vehicle's ABS system and are likely a separate problem from the door lock malfunctions. While it may...
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Location of the door actuator that controls the defrost floor and vents. Controls where the air goes through.
I will tell you where it is located, but it requires the removal of the glove box to access it. In addition, there are
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Door lock switch or actuator failure?
The only way to know exactly what is going on with your door locks is with a diagnosis. This should be done with a test light and a wiring diagram. Since the door locks failed in a progression of one...
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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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How can you tell if the timing chain is causing a noise only when the car is cold? 2004 Nissan Maxima
Hello - more than likely, the noise you hear when the engine is cold is the camshaft timing actuators. These components utilize engine oil pressure to operate. The engine oil drains off overnight, and it takes a few seconds to...
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Front passenger door lock is frozen.
Hi there. The door lock cylinder and actuator is not working and needs replaced. You can remove the door panel with the door shut, it just will be a little harder with the lack of space. If you need the...
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My Honda Civic 2006 doors are automatic but one of my doors will not open anymore but the power buttons work 2006 Honda Civic
Hi - the door latch itself may not be releasing properly, even though it sounds like the actuator is working correctly. This may be a simple issue such as needing grease, or may be a damaged or worn out door...
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10 loud clicks every 10 min from the AC and Heater Control panel area.
What you may be hearing is the a/c temperature or mode door actuators clicking when they get to one end of their travel of the door they control. This is not normal and you should try to isolate the noise...
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Doors wont lock or unlock with fob or switch?
Hello. Further testing should be done to help solve your problem. Being that the door unlock reprogramming procedure has already been done and the fuses have been checked there's not much left it could be. When you hit the unlock...
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Keeps throwing main fuel pump circuit code.
Check the fuel pump relay and see if its getting hot. A faulty fuel pump relay will throw a fuel pump circuit code if the relay gets too hot. If there is a code for the camshaft actuator, then there...
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Replaced blend door actuator
Your vehicle actually employs two temperature door actuators. There is one for the passengers side, that is located on the passengers side of the HVAC assembly, and another for the drivers side, that is located on the drivers side of...

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