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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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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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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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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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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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