Wiper door actuator rebuild...is it possible? - Page 2 - Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums
 
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums > C3 Corvette Forums > C3 Corvette
Register Forums Garage Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Notices

C3 Corvette
C3 Corvette General | Technical | Performance | Aftermarket | Discussions

Other sections:
Corvettes Classifieds
Corvette Detailing & Car Care
Corvette Audio/Video/Radar
General Automotive/Shop/Tools
Corvette Performance Driving/Racing

( Sponsored by: Zip Corvette Parts )

Shops/Tuners
Custom Image Corvettes
A&A Corvette
Corvette tuner

Interior
Corvette aftermarket products

Insurance

Parts & Products
Race Ramps
Edelbrock
ATI/Procharger
Corvetteguys.com
Melrose Motorsports
Parts Taxi
Airaid
Mid America Motorworks
Pfadt Racing
Madvette Motorsports
Hi-tech Custom Concepts
Corvette aftermarket products
Corvette Garage
Corvette Parts and Accessories
Corvette Car Care Products
Corvette HID
Mid America Motoroworks

Tracks/Schools
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Corvette driving school

Wheels/Tires
Cray Wheels

Services
BADWERKS.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
slofut
DC Crew
 
slofut's Avatar
 
Posts: 535
Member #119762
Member since: Sep 2012
Location: Home of grits and gnats, Moultrie, Ga.

My Corvette(s)
1971 base conv

Thanks: 90
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by garys 68 View Post
You can check to see if the front rod seal is bad by applying vacuum to one side or the other. If it only leaks on the rod side, pretty good chance it's only that seal. Otherwise, not rebuildable.
I had a 68 coffee can that leaked when I got it. Bought a replacement, it leaked a year later. Converted to pie pan style. The linkage was a mass of rust in a year and it leaked.
Switched to electric 5 years ago, when I did my LS swap, no problems since then.
Hey Gary,
I ordered one of these 2" stroke mini actuators from Firgelli but it looks to be much longer than the one you have. It's part# FA-RMS-15-12-2. Is this the same actuator you have in the pic? The square body is 8 1/4" long?
Bill
slofut is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #17
garys 68
DC Crew
 
Posts: 262
Member #94630
Member since: Nov 2009
Location: St Louis/MO

My Corvette(s)
68 vert

Thanks: 0
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
I bought the older version with a square body. They still list it in the longer stroke and the specs are still available for the 2" stroke (link below). It does look like the old one is 8.5" closed vs the new 9.25".
In the photo, part of the body is in the wiper well. I removed the "scissor" mechanism and mounted the actuator strait to the arm on the shaft in there. So there is about half the actuator inside.
On the plus side, it looks like the rounded new version wont require as much clearancing of the firewall or aluminum bracket inside the well.

http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...roducts_id=129
garys 68 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to garys 68 For This Useful Post:
7t2vette (03-03-2013), slofut (12-07-2012)
Old 12-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #18
slofut
DC Crew
 
slofut's Avatar
 
Posts: 535
Member #119762
Member since: Sep 2012
Location: Home of grits and gnats, Moultrie, Ga.

My Corvette(s)
1971 base conv

Thanks: 90
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by garys 68 View Post
I bought the older version with a square body. They still list it in the longer stroke and the specs are still available for the 2" stroke (link below). It does look like the old one is 8.5" closed vs the new 9.25".
In the photo, part of the body is in the wiper well. I removed the "scissor" mechanism and mounted the actuator strait to the arm on the shaft in there. So there is about half the actuator inside.
On the plus side, it looks like the rounded new version wont require as much clearancing of the firewall or aluminum bracket inside the well.

http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...roducts_id=129
Thanks Gary,
3/4" isn't much difference, I think I was missing that part of yours was into the wiper well. Should be fine
Bill
slofut is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #19
clemsontiger
DC Crew
 
clemsontiger's Avatar
 
Posts: 612
Member #115223
Member since: Jan 2011
Location: Seneca/SC/USA

My Corvette(s)
C3 1972 LS powered

Thanks: 33
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Just a follow-up for anyone that may search this in the future...I was able to fix the actuator with the rear rod seal. Just fyi, if the actuator will work using either the front vacuum port or the rear vacuum port, but not the other, the bladder is good and either the plug in the front is bad or the rod seal in the rear is bad. If the door will go up, but not down...it's the plug. If the door will go down, but not up...it's the rod seal. Hope this helps someone else!
clemsontiger is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
1972 LS Powered Vette
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (12 CHARACTERS MAXIMUM), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
2003-2011, DigitalCorvettes.com - All Rights Reserved