You said it was wet, was it water or oil? Water could have damaged some of the components, but I'm not sure if oil would have the same effects as water. If it was oil, did you spray down it with electronics cleaner???question.
i have a 4 wire actuator that is not working right.took it apart and inside it was wet inside.so left it open for a week put it back together and it worked for about 5 minute then went back to not working/working somewhat.
how hard is it to solder the new stuff in.im into rc cars/trucks so i now how to solder pretty good.
lasty. so are there any different from the 3 wire to the 4 wire?
thanks for your help.
it was water,not much just enough to cover stuff.....no i didnt clean it with anything just let it air dry for a week..was mostly on the black drive cover..........ive soldered and resoldered stuff to circuit boards before and it wasnt too hard. ive never use a soldering wick before what is that?You said it was wet, was it water or oil? Water could have damaged some of the components, but I'm not sure if oil would have the same effects as water. If it was oil, did you spray down it with electronics cleaner???
Soldering the new parts in is the easy part. Getting the original parts off can be tricky. First, you need to remove as much of the solder as you can using solder wick or a solder removal tool if you have one. You have to be careful to not damage or lift any of the circuit traces when removing parts. The through hole parts (ones with leads that go through the board), like the relay, will be more difficult to remove since the solder joint goes all the way through the board.
The 3 and 4 wire's are mechanically the same as long the 4 wire housing looks like the 3 wire in this thread, but the 4 has a few more electrical components. The extra parts may part of the diff lock circuit.
Sounds like the servo motor is seized. You can either try and locate another servo motor online or just buy a new actuator.I'll start off by saying its a '03 or '04 model. I was told a 400, but decals are missing. I got it from a trader. Its in good shape overall. Just a few things (tie rod, rear brake, carb, and this actuator).
I don't hear any sound coming from the actuator. The wheeler itself seems to be stuck in 2wd, best I can tell (w/o jacking it up and still haven't cleaned the carb, as it runs well for now until under load).
What I've done so far is I cleaned the 2wd/4wd switch (very well), made sure it and actuator had a good connection, checked fuses, and last I took the face plate off the actuator. There was water/rusty lookin stuff in there. I took WD40 and cleaned everything well. One thing I noticed is the motor didn't turn by hand (not sure if it should).
Does this sound like a bad actuator or possible something else?
Thanks in advance for any response.
Arctic Cat doesn't sell the individual parts for the actuator. They must make money off us, so you have buy the entire $200 actuator.Yeah I misplaced my voltage meter, or my uncle didn't return it. I'd like to check the volts. The servo motor did look pretty rough though. Next step I'll take is check the volts. If I'm getting volts to the motor... Does anyone have recommendations for a reasonable place to buy these type of parts? Also does anyone know the part number for the servo & the motherboard piece?
I've found a site Country Cat, they seem pretty legit. Just don't know the parts #.
Thanks for all the feedback!
Should be turning 2 different directions for in/out.