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i purchased this product to repair my door lock. the product fit fine however i had to wait two months before i could install. it is quite difficult to install. less than one month after i installed it, it stopped working.. the issue is that you must pull the entire facing off the door on this inside which is quite the job. now i get to do it again but will not purchase this product again. wj
Buyer beware... If I could give it zero stars I would. I bought this item in January 2015. By May, I was replacing it again. It is now July 2016 and it stopped working again. The actuator made a loud grinding sound when it did work. Poor quality, Save your money on this product and spend a few extra dollars to get the OEM part.
It won't let me leave 0 stars!!! NONE deserved here!
Bought 4, tried 2, both failed, 1 dead on arrival, didn't move at all, just made buzzing sounds, 2nd one worked 50% of the time, i didn't even attempt the other two. The pull push action was very rough on all 4 units. Just crap. Normally Doreman products are OK but these really shouldn't even be sold. You have been warned!
Dorman 746-145 Door Lock Actuators VS GALAXY AC-1 Door Lock Actuator Im Not a Pro but I know what Im doing to fix my owns cars and friends too. Dorman has very good quaility parts but, this one suck pretty bad ...Why? Im installed this actuator and worked well maybe for 2 months and died, piece a junk. I decided to buy another thinking was my fault and happened again both failed..the second actuator worked maybe for 25 day lol crazy but true Is up to you risk to invest you time and money to buy this crapy product. So what I did was to adapt one of those very cheap GALAXY AC-1 Door Lock Actuator, at first I was not sure to buy it cause so cheap and quality maybe same or worse but not, those actuator are good and so far today is April 9 2013 and still working very strong not issues. My mistake I need contact Amazon to complain and I usually don't write a review of the items I bought but I noted is very helps to choice what to buy. Mike.
Installed this unit along with a new latch in drivers door. Tested it out and worked great as it should. A day later I got locked in my truck because the actuator locked up. Had to tear apart door once again. Removed it and tested it outside door and found it was inconsistent and unreliable. Just decided to leave it out and keep the door lock manual. What a frustrating waste of time and money.
I bought this Dorman lock actuator as a direct replacement for the Ford OEM ones in my 2000 Ford Explorer. I actually bought 4 to replace all the ones in the drivers and passenger doors. One failed (made very loud noise - gears stripped) within a couple of months and I ordered another one to replace it. Then another door failed (just went dead) and I finally replaced it with the genuine Ford article. No problems with the new OEM part from Ford. Crossing my fingers for the other 2 Dorman ones! When they work, they work fine...
The device was defective, didn't work. I had to replace with an actuator from another vendor. Unfortunately, I didn't get to do the install until later than planned, so the refund time period had lapsed.