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4wd actuator install

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by RATRODKING, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. RATRODKING

    RATRODKING New Member

    guys, i will buy and install a new 4wd actuator/thermal linear actuator this week.
    is there anything special i need to know/do ?
    will any fluid leak when i remove it ?
    should i put any thread sealer/tape on the threads before installing ?
    any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. RATRODKING

    RATRODKING New Member

    i ordered it today from NAPA and will hopefully install it tomorrow.
    any suggestions ?

    thanks
  3. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 New Member

    What vehicle are you doing it to...?
  4. RATRODKING

    RATRODKING New Member

    sorry, i forgot to mention...its for my 1990 k-1500 4x4 with 5.7 engine.
    just curious if any oil will leak when i pull the original one out, and if i need any thread tape/sealer on the threads ?
    thanks much
  5. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 New Member

    I can't remember exactly, but I don't think anything leaked out when I changed mine in my '91 Z71... I swapped out the vacuum style actuator with the electric style... And I don't believe I put anything on the threads either... But it was a long time ago... Sorry I couldn't be more help...
  6. RATRODKING

    RATRODKING New Member

    thanks so much....
  7. RATRODKING

    RATRODKING New Member

    put my new one in today. wow, how easy it was. only a very little bit of oil leaked out, probably what was on the switch. cleaned the threads and mounting surface with brake cleaner, and put a little bit of permatex blue sealer on the mounting surface face,a nd tightened it up.
    hope to give it a try this weekend.
    thanks again./

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