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Door Lock Actuator rubber boots?
Mr. Vanos Offline
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#1
I've got two perfectly good door lock actuators for my car now. Unfortunately as is the case with these older Fords, the rubber boot that fits over the whole thing is dry rotted and cracking. If possible I'd like to get some new ones as I'm sure the actuators will last a while as long they stay dry inside. Basically I'm trying to take care of all the possible points of failure as I don't want to take these door panels back off again until I decide to recover 'em. [Image: smile.gif]

Has anyone found just the replacement boots before? Seems like it could be a bit cheaper than replacing the whole thing when it fails.
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tps87turbo Offline
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#2
I don't believe there are replacement rubber covers according to my parts catalog - only the door lock actuator. You may be able to buys a rubber tire tube & use it to cover the actuator & tie it to prevent water from entering the unit.

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Tony Sceia -

HIS - Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator...just needs a little body work & a new paint job.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
Get some rubber gloves, and cut a finger off and use it for a boot. Use nylon tie wraps to secure the glove finger on the rod and activator body. BTDT more than once. Works great!

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Mr. Vanos Offline
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#4
Jeff K:

Man... I didn't think about doing that! That's a good idea. [Image: smile.gif] I'll have to go to Home Depot and get a pair of gloves now. hehehehe
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#5
Quote:Originally posted by Jeff K:
Get some rubber gloves, and cut a finger off and use it for a boot. Use nylon tie wraps to secure the glove finger on the rod and activator body. BTDT more than once. Works great!


I like that Idea Jeff. I'll have to try that on the next one.



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Tony Sceia -

HIS - Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator...just needs a little body work & a new paint job.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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