So the fun begins....93 80 series, factory locked. Well the rear wouldn't engage. I have tried all the testing, driving in circles, 9 volt battery test that I could do without tearing into the actuator. Finally decided to saturday before the snow. Upon opening the cover...a light red silt started to pour out...
grrr...once pulled about 2 cups of rust/silt dirt came out.
I'll admit I'm not the smartest man in the world, but I'm pretty sure rust/sand pouring from the actuator isn't some secrect "c-dan" magic OEM part number we don't know about.
So upon trying to get the whole assemble off, I managed to bust the two lower mounting tabs on the unit...
great...it's now officially fooked. Only two bolts holding it in/snug.
So here are my options as I see it.
A. Purchase new actuator unit ~$600 from C-dan...ouch
B. Purchase Downey cable kit ~$130
C. Steal working actuator off of wifes 80 series ~$I don't even want to speculate that cost...
Any other options??? ARB is out because I could buy an actuator for the price of a locker. Thoughts?