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Actuator rivets

Thread in 'Door / Key locks' started by Dads Tractors, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Dads Tractors

    Dads Tractors Active Member

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    Anybody that has replaced the front actuator rivets know what size and length of bolt you used? Both fronts are busted.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    1/4" round head X 1/2" length using washers and lock nuts.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    ^ Find the lowest profile head possible. Ever thought of having a body shop rivet them?
     
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    Thanks all. I'm now locked and loaded.
     
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    mrpeabody56 Member 1st Gen Owner 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Are there any links/videos showing what this looks like? tia
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    on line, Not here, But I used small pan heads, Stainless steel, Worked perfect.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Re-using the existing actuator bracket is another option. Assuming you have the glass run channel removed held by one 11mm bolt and the wiring disconnected. Front actuators have much easier access than rear. Removing old actuators from the brackets is easy by prying it out with a short wide bladed screwdriver. Installing the replacement actuator in the existing bracket is a little trickier. I used an open end wrench to spread the bracket apart. Be careful and don't cut or pinch your fingers. Use gloves if needed. I can take pics of the procedure if needed. LMK

    https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/door-lock-actuator-motors-identical.426643/
     
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