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My passenger side pod comes up - but I can push it back down with hand pressure, and while driving road bumps will have it start to droop...

Is the the infamous lift-motor rebuild I read about in the searches (gear and or bumpers)?

or is there a distintive lock that should happen when fully up? (pointing to springs, tie-rod)

thanx


Lou Senko

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Sounds like you're going to be rebuilding the motors, there's nothing else that locks the pods in place! :D


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thanks - is that more than the bumpers and gear - actual armature/bushings as well?

just the $2 kit for Fiero for the delrin parts in the gears

very simple job

see Sanj's site

http://turboesprit.tripod.com/index.html

pics and source for parts

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got it.

how does the motor know when to 'stop' going up or down? is there a specific time of current to the motor or is it torque sensing?


Lou Senko

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You can get evrything you need for the head lamp motor re-build from a hardware store like Lowe's. Run about 2 bucks and a half hour to do the job. I have a step by step work doc. with photos if you would like it. Just let me know and I'll send it...

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rebuilt both pods today - it was very simple - less than 2hrs.

with the advice I found in some old threads - I use the rebuild kit from www.top-downsolutions.com and swapped to aluminum gears while I had it all apart. Sure enough the plastic bumpers were nothing but a spoon full of dust.

http://www.top-downsolutions.com/product_i...products_id=106

http://www.top-downsolutions.com/product_i...?products_id=87

Thank again!


Lou Senko

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