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Actuator question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by elbored, Apr 18, 2010.

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    [Apr 18, 2010]
    Ive noticed that I can manually move the actuator but have been told this should not be possible,do I need a new one?
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    [Apr 18, 2010]
    Depends on your definition of 'manual'... a std K0x actuator can be moved by hand but takes fair bit of effort and leverage... if you can move it simply by fingertips then yeah something is wrong... however it should be noted that actuators are pressure fed and so shut by a spring. Springs do go soft but I have not heard of one breaking or going soft enough for easy movement... the diaphrams can split which means they won't open very well if at all when pressure is fed to them by the N75...

    These items rarely go wrong tbh...

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    I can move it by hand with little effort by this I mean I can pull the bar away from the actuator also it moves when I apply revs when stationary.
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    [Apr 18, 2010]
    So, in the pic below, the actuator on the left... you can move the rod coming out of the actuator by hand easily?
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    yes thats the one mate!
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    humm... shouldn't be moving like that by hand if I understand you correctly... what other symptoms do you have with the car?

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