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Old 07-11-2011, 05:24 PM
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Power Door Locks not working

Any help would be appriciated. I have a 01 F250 4 door short box 4x4. When I bought the truck the power door lock did not work. When I press the lock/unlock button on the driver side or the passinger side or the remote, the locks make a normal noise like the mechanism is trying to work but nothing happens. I tore the dash apart to get to the relays, but they seem to be working fine. Im not sure what to do/check next. I read the thread about fixing the actuators but Im not sure that is the problem. Im at a loss here. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:26 PM
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whammo

http://www.*************.com/ford-di...or-repair.html

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you've got to be kidding me? I can't link to another site? PM me for the instructions.
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I'll place my bet on the actuators. Try fixing one to see if makes a difference. If it does, do the other 3.
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It's definately the actuators, I was trying to send him a link to repairing them, but the forum edited me. PM me if you want the linK!
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^^^^^^^ thanks
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Fix them right. Aluminum foil is not what I call fiing it right. It's a good way to catch your truck on fire, lol!!! The new Ford actuators are $43 each but they are far stronger than they use to be. Replaced all four back in 2002 and they are all still working very strong.
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How is it going to catch on fire? The resistors are there so if you hold the button down, it wont burn out the motor. As time goes on, either the resistor becomes more resistant, or the motor requires a bit more juice to cycle. (I forget exactly how it was explained to me) With the foil in place, there is no longer any resistance, which allows the actuator to return to normal function. The only downside could be if you had small kids that held the button down or something. There would be a chance the actuator could get too hot and the motor may burn out. Although someone on a forum said they held it for like 2 minutes as a test and nothing happened.

Now I'm not saying you are wrong or anything, I'm just looking for an explanation as to why you think this fix is so bad. The only time there is power running to the actuator is when you push the button to lock / unlock. Oh well, if you want to spend 80-160 bucks for the same outcome, who am I to say no.
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How is it going to catch on fire? The resistors are there so if you hold the button down, it wont burn out the motor. As time goes on, either the resistor becomes more resistant, or the motor requires a bit more juice to cycle. (I forget exactly how it was explained to me) With the foil in place, there is no longer any resistance, which allows the actuator to return to normal function. The only downside could be if you had small kids that held the button down or something. There would be a chance the actuator could get too hot and the motor may burn out. Although someone on a forum said they held it for like 2 minutes as a test and nothing happened.

Now I'm not saying you are wrong or anything, I'm just looking for an explanation as to why you think this fix is so bad. The only time there is power running to the actuator is when you push the button to lock / unlock. Oh well, if you want to spend 80-160 bucks for the same outcome, who am I to say no.
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Thats whats up, did the foil on my drivers door, works like new, getting ready to do pass side rear next
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