2000 Concorde Rear Door Actuator

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by jaygreg, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. jaygreg

    jaygreg Guest

    I've got the buzzing every time the door locks so judging from
    complaints I've read in a few forums, it looks like I need a new
    actuator ... and may be in for a few more failures rather soon (92,000
    miles). A friend of mine with a GM product replaced his recently and
    got his new part on eBay for about $50. There's a supplier offering
    Mopar for about $100. Anyone have a discount part source of is a $100
    about what I can expect to pay?
    jaygreg, Jul 13, 2008
  2. jaygreg

    Bill Putney Guest

    www.chryslerpartsdirect is one of several on-line discount dealers -
    they happen to be in NJ. There are others around the U.S., but any will
    ship top any state. Like most of these dealers, there's a drill down
    for vehicle and part description, but it generally is faster if you have
    a part number ready, and generally if there is an updated part, their
    system will tell you the new number (for example, my older parts list
    showed the two part numbers given below, but ending in "...AD" - their
    system substituted the later "...AE" when I put in the older numbers),
    list price, and their price.

    Part numbers:
    Right side rear door latch: 4574022AE
    Left side rear door latch: 4574023AE

    Both are right at $95 each plus shipping (list is about $120).

    Bill Putney
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    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 14, 2008
  3. jaygreg

    jaygreg Guest

    Hi Bill. Are those numbers for door latches or door actuators? I need
    an actuator. By the way, can I be reasonably sure when I get into that
    door that the only cause of that buzzing is going to be that actuator?
    I don't think ther's anything else electrical in there that could be
    buzzing. And I don't think a little lubrication on any component woud
    eliminate the buzzing, would it?
    jaygreg, Jul 14, 2008
  4. jaygreg

    Bill Putney Guest

    The lock actuator is part of the latch - not separately serviceable -
    actuator goes bad, you must replace the latch. Based on my reading,
    contributing to, and otherwise participating in LH car-specific forums
    for several years, I'd say better than 99% chance that the
    actuator/latch is the source of the noise. I haven't actually
    experienced a failure of one of these latches on either of my Concordes,
    but from the posts I've read on their forums, the noise is pretty loud
    and obnoxious. Not sure if your term "buzzing" fits, but for the time
    being I'll assume so.

    Someone did a post-mortem on a failed latch and posted a photo of the
    gear that strips inside the latch on one of the forums. If I can find
    it, I will post a link.

    Bill Putney
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    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 14, 2008
  5. jaygreg

    Bill Putney Guest

    Oops - see below.
    See the 7th post in this thread - the one with the two photos:

    Funny - after I just finished saying that I wasn't sure if the noise is
    described as "buzzing", that guy, Ron, used that exact word to describe
    it. I do remember people saying how loud it is and that it is so loud
    as to startle people nearby. OK - yeah - I guess a "buzz" can be loud. :)

    BTW - consider hanging out on the 300M Club. I do - and I don't
    own/never have owned an M. I own 2 Concordes. But they welcome any LH
    car owners.

    Bill Putney
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    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 15, 2008
  6. jaygreg

    jaygreg Guest

    That was helpful... and pretty much what I expected to see based on
    the sound. It's very discouraging to see something so inexpensive fail
    buy carry a price tag in excess of a hundred bucks. The horror stories
    I've heard hear about the door buzzer, transmissions, inner tie rod
    bushings, evaporators... it's enough to make me want to unload my 2000
    today. And I would if I could get a decent offer. Unfortunately this
    car fits into the gas guzzler category by todays standards, and the
    resale price reflect that. I just want out from under this beast
    before the transmission go. I's already had an evaporator... with no
    factory help. My '95 had not only that but a transmission replaced at
    28000 as well. I'm usually pretty practical; little chance of lighting
    striking twice in the same place. Uh huh! It did!

    You introduced me to the 300M forum a few years ago and I used it from
    time to time. Unfortunately, Time Warner's Roadrunner (my ISP) dropped
    the newsgroup service as part of the subscription service. They said
    nobody used it and it cost them to maintain it. Hell! I used it all
    the time. Feeling cut off from society with all my groups gone in one
    felled swoop, I desperately searched for a replacement. I discovered
    Google Groups which go me my main forums back. Unfortunately, the 300M
    apparently isn't carried here. Any suggestions of how I can access it?
    I'm not a blogger so I don't subscribe to those RSS feeds. But I'm not
    opposed to if it has something I'm interested in. I'm big on news,
    facts, how-to, and small of gossip.
    jaygreg, Jul 15, 2008
  7. jaygreg

    Bill Putney Guest

    I replaced the evaporator on one of my Concordes. I think the tranny
    failures are exaggerated. It usually is speed sensors (two $20 parts -
    replaceable in 15 minutes), or the solenoid pak - a couple hundred
    dollars. Worst case - torque converter, but that's fairly rare. I
    think early on people were getting a complete rebuild when all that was
    wrong was speed sensors, thus the bad and undeserved rep.
    The 300M Club forums are not a newsgroup. It is strictly web based
    forums (http://300mclub.org/forums/index.php) and a main Club site
    (http://300mclub.org/index.php). Come on over and get acquainted.

    Bill Putney
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    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 16, 2008
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