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One of my secondary port actuators are seized

Old 10-30-18, 11:18 AM
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One of my secondary port actuators are seized

The car is a 87 NA 6 port and when i bought the car the guy said it was seized but he had a spare, I eventually got around to taking the actuator off and I realized that they are not the same at all. So now I'm just wondering where i can find the actuator I need cause I've looked everywhere and cant find anything. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-18, 04:56 PM
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Post a "Want to Buy" ad in the 2nd gen "Parts For Sale" section. First I would verify that the actuator is really seized and it's not just a stuck sleeve.
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If you take the actuator off can you turn the rod? Im curious if its the rod itself or actuator thats actually seized up.
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Originally Posted by SpikeDerailed View Post
If you take the actuator off can you turn the rod? Im curious if its the rod itself or actuator thats actually seized up.
By the rod do you mean the thing the actuator is attached to? Because yes I can get In there and move it freely with no problem. The problem is that actuator I think, i took it off and I literally cant move it at all, the only way was I grabbed a rubber mallet and lightly hit it then it went down but didnt come back up till I used pliers to pull it back up, it is also visibly corroded where the stem of the actuator goes in and out.
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If you can get the actuator to move you might be able to save it. I'd soak the actuator rod in some penetrating oil and just keep working it like you did with the mallet and pliers. Be careful not to damage the rod surface where it goes into the bronze bushing. A wire brush helps to remove corrosion. I've saved seized ones before with some patience and elbow grease. If you can get it pulled out all the way you can buff the rod with some steel wool or high grit sand paper to knock off heavy corrosion.
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Originally Posted by DaBrkddy View Post
If you can get the actuator to move you might be able to save it. I'd soak the actuator rod in some penetrating oil and just keep working it like you did with the mallet and pliers. Be careful not to damage the rod surface where it goes into the bronze bushing. A wire brush helps to remove corrosion. I've saved seized ones before with some patience and elbow grease. If you can get it pulled out all the way you can buff the rod with some steel wool or high grit sand paper to knock off heavy corrosion.
thank you so much I'm gonna be back in town tomorrow from sema and am gonna try this, I'll post the results!
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