- Jul 19, 2006
- MS Gulf Coast
- Thread starter
Forgot about the circuit breaker. Thanks for that. I think I have the guides adjusted correctly. I 'm still waiting for Shapeways.
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You can leave the guides loose and run the window up and down and find the best spot they need to be in depending how the glass is fitting against the seal in the upper portion. Then tighten.Forgot about the circuit breaker. Thanks for that. I think I have the guides adjusted correctly. I 'm still waiting for Shapeways.
The flange that the fan bolts to is removeable with a simple puller. Swap flanges. Run either fan on any waterpump.I did think about going to a shorter pump, clutch, new pulley, and fan. What stopped me is that pulleys are hard to come by and expensive. I didn't want to risk buying four of them until the belts lined up. So I'm waiting for the pump but can't order a fan until I see what the bolt pattern looks like on the new pump. (No one could tell me before ordering). I'll need a fan about 16.25" with the "early" or "small" bolt pattern. Tough week.
Evan, @fj55-100 is good people!Dug into the tailgate by removing the mechanism. Pictured are the original gear and the Shapeways 3D printed gear which I misordered. The original gear had split as shown and wedged between the gear housing and the drive (worm) gear stalling the motor drawing a bunch of current.
I originally only saw the one gear on the Shapeway website and assumed (big mistake, I know) that the pictured gear was only a representation. I didn't know there were two versions-early and late. Well, I learned I ordered the late version needing the early one. Of note, Shapeway was of very little help. At this point I was still in WTF mode and looking to speak with someone. No chance, you keep getting automated email responses stating "the gear was printed correctly from the design file and a reprint would only yield the same result". No sh*t! Their only response was to contact the designer by registering on the website. I did and sent another message-no reply. I just wanted to ask how to find and order the correct one.
I noted the designer was labeled fj55-100 and had seen that same handle on Mud. I sent him a pm here and received a reply about the same time I saw the correct gear on the Shapeway site. Fj55-100 is Evan and he gave his phone number. We talked and he assured me the new gears I ordered blindly in a second attempt were now the correct ones and he offered me a refund for a return of the misordered ones directly to him. Thank you again, Evan. Shapeway via e-mail told me to "eat them".
The people on this forum continue to amaze me! Sad thing is the internet frustrates me sometimes because this could have been handled the old way. Every business now it seems, is loathe to take a phone call. Some, in this case, won't even provide a phone number. Allright, rant mode off. (I get distracted--Squirrel! Gerry Squirrel!)
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This is normal for the switch. You said you tried pulling both rods from the inside and the tailgate didn't release? There is a small safety lever that needs to have the window totally down before the handle will work, maybe try disconnecting that lever or spring and see what happens.The switch only rotates a few degrees in either direction from twelve o'clock so I have no idea if I have a mechanical problem or an electrical one. I've never seen one operate.
The window has to come down all the way pushing that lever down allowing the handle to operate and pull those two rods in (if that makes any sense). I also think you have the two geared arms, that raise the window, timed wrong. They need to be 4 or 5 teeth offset so the window goes up straight. Someone will post a picture of the correct location of gears. If the arms are not set right the window will bind in the tracks.Does that prevent the tailgate handle from operating if the window is down?
Great end to the day, it started out a rough one.Resting happily tonight.