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Old 09-23-2008, 09:36 PM
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By feel I checked the amount of resistance of the Harada that it took to stop the actuator from moving before I put it in (just hooking it up to a 12v source) and it seemed to be pretty coercive, at least it seemed strong enough that I didn't want to try to stop it. When I pulled the old one out, the motor was pretty weak and it didn't take much to stop it from doing it's job. I think my new results are due to a new actuator AND the re-lubing of the rest of the moving parts. I have read of people "rebuilding" the electric motors in the original, but for $20, it was probably easier to just replace it.

Also, concerning the "ghost locking" (apparently the door lock just "falling") that happens in alot of the FSJ's, is that just in the manual locks or in the electrics also? Mine didn't suffer from that, but I didn't know if it was because they were electric or I was just lucky.
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