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Headlamp Door (1) sticking (1/3)
 3/27/19 6:32pm
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Verona, KY - USA

'86 Coupe Silver/Grey Manual Trans

Joined: 12/27/2015
Posts: 21

Hey Gang
I'm fighting an issue where a reman motor is giving me problems.  The car is a '86 coupe that got the right headlamp pod/motor destroyed in a deer strike.

After replacing the headlamp pod and reman motor, the left ass'y continues to work normally.  HOWEVER, the right ass'y sticks at the end of it's travel.  If I turn on the headlamps, the right door won't move until I turn the motor wheel approx. 2 turns to relieve the pressure and the door will then open normally.  The same thing happens when I turn off the light as the motor wheel has to be turned approx. 2 turns to relieve the pressure and the door will close normally.

The door stops have been adjusted and the condition still occurs.  I can't find any other limit switch adjustments in the FSM.  I'm thinking I've gotten a bad motor from my parts supplier.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Headlamp Door (1) sticking (2/3)
 3/28/19 9:44am
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

Black 1979 L-82 Black 1996 LT1 Black 1999 Coupe

Joined: 3/20/2009
Posts: 518

Sounds like a stripped gear.
Re: Headlamp Door (1) sticking (3/3)
 3/28/19 2:50pm
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Equinunk, PA - USA

1993 LT1 convertible triple black 4L60 2003 Zo6 Electron/Black 6 sp

Joined: 11/12/2017
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Sounds more like a limit switch not doing the correct function.