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Old 06-23-2009, 08:40 AM
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My hatch actuator has gotten almost to the point I'm embarrassed to lift it its so noisy, I have greased it until it comes out, what can I do it sounds like its full of gravel. any help would be nice thanks.
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My hatch actuator has gotten almost to the point I'm embarrassed to lift it its so noisy, I have greased it until it comes out, what can I do it sounds like its full of gravel. any help would be nice thanks.
Replace it fast before is craps out.

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I hate to throw it away, I guess i may take it apart and see what happens, it still lifts strong.
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I have same issue with one side. It doesn't sound like gravel just has a sort of squeek/squeel noise.
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You added the grease....did not read well enough.

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i cleaned it it was super quiet when not under load then reinstalled still, sounds like crap.
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Originally Posted by creacy22 View Post
i cleaned it it was super quiet when not under load then reinstalled still, sounds like crap.
These are ball screw actuators and once the balls and race ways are worn there is no repair and they will only get worse. I sell heavy duty units for industrial applications and they all have a life span and will eventually wear out if the electric motor does not fail first.

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:10 AM
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Get rid of the electrical actuator and replace it with the new hydraulic actuator!
Electric engine hatch actuators are a hassle and like to fail.

You will be much happier with a hydraulic actuator, the old days they would use a drive ram. But there is a company out there that sells the whole new kit now.

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Originally Posted by jump_26transport View Post
Get rid of the electrical actuator and replace it with the new hydraulic actuator!
Electric engine hatch actuators are a hassle and like to fail.

You will be much happier with a hydraulic actuator, the old days they would use a drive ram. But there is a company out there that sells the whole new kit now.

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I agree as I purchased one myself. I have not installed it yet but it has twice the capacity as the electric actuators. They are more expensive but I hope it will be worth the price. Faster, smoother and stronger.

Call Mike Mayes at CP Performance if you want one.
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Originally Posted by Dock Holiday View Post
Replace it fast before is craps out.

CP Performance
Eddie Marine
Rex Marine

They all have the replacements.
I agree, if it gets stuck you will have a mess. Its crapped out, all moving parts wear out, replace it soon or you will regret it. Just think about July 4th weekend and it gets stuck OPEN ALL WEEKEND
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