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Door lock actuator repair? How simple?

Not that I'm overly bored, but i really hate when little things don't work, or don't work properly.

3 of the 4 power door lock actuators - don't actuate. I can hear them engaging, but nothing happens. It almost seems like they became unhooked from the lock itself. Manually pulling them up of course works fine.

Has anyone replaced these before? How involved is the process?
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Do you just hear a whirring sound in the door when you try to lock/unlock?

The lock actuator is actually part of the latch mechanism, and not a separate component. Easy-peasy to replace though. Hopefully you've got a salvage yard or pick-n-pull type place where you can go pull some out of another car.

You can use them from any 1st Gen LH - go find a LHS/Concorde/Intrepid and pull them from the same doors (but I *believe* that they may be interchangeable front to rear, don't quote me).

Pull interior door panel, be careful disconnecting the rod from the handle assembly.

There are 2 Torx bolts holding the latch assembly to the door frame - remove. Now time to carefully unhook all of the rods (one to the interior lock, door handle and outside door handle) and unplug the wiring connector. Installation is reverse.

If you've not had the door apart before, go pull the units out of the yard vehicle first - you'll see how easy it is and get some practice.

I replaced the passenger door latch/lock mechanism on my previous 96 LHS - took about 15 mins total.
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Do you just hear a whirring sound in the door when you try to lock/unlock?

The lock actuator is actually part of the latch mechanism, and not a separate component. Easy-peasy to replace though. Hopefully you've got a salvage yard or pick-n-pull type place where you can go pull some out of another car.

You can use them from any 1st Gen LH - go find a LHS/Concorde/Intrepid and pull them from the same doors (but I *believe* that they may be interchangeable front to rear, don't quote me).

Pull interior door panel, be careful disconnecting the rod from the handle assembly.

There are 2 Torx bolts holding the latch assembly to the door frame - remove. Now time to carefully unhook all of the rods (one to the interior lock, door handle and outside door handle) and unplug the wiring connector. Installation is reverse.

If you've not had the door apart before, go pull the units out of the yard vehicle first - you'll see how easy it is and get some practice.

I replaced the passenger door latch/lock mechanism on my previous 96 LHS - took about 15 mins total.
There are 3 torx bolts not 2. Also, left and right door lock actuators are not interchangeable.
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