UPDATE: The driver's side is now done. I'll be posting a write up soon. Stay tuned!
My pulley looked pretty ugly as well, the cable "depressed" the divider in places. I just took the time with a small file, some sandpaper, and the pulley looks a whole lot better now. Pretty much the entirity of the groove should be clean and smooth as to not damage the cable running in it.My cable snapped and I'm wondering about the worth of doing this. The main problem I see is, when I took it all apart, the snapped cable wound back up and mashed all the grooves on the spool. I don't think it is salvageable, though would like to hear from others if they had this problem. Since you can't get just the individual parts, it would be an entire motor. Used around here are $200. I really don't want to spend that much on it, but then again I use this vehicle for Uber and people generally overexert a manual door. Has anyone had problems with the grooves? Another question is, if I can fix the spool, I do see cable replacements. Can those be fed through with the ferrules on the ends? Thanks.
I've thought about trying that, and after seeing the price and hearing someone else fixed it, I'm going to try. Nothing to lose but some time. Thanks.My pulley looked pretty ugly as well, the cable "depressed" the divider in places. I just took the time with a small file, some sandpaper, and the pulley looks a whole lot better now. Pretty much the entirity of the groove should be clean and smooth as to not damage the cable running in it.
Got the kit, looked through the steps, and discovered I was supposed to keep the plastic covers for the ends from the old cable. Any ideas where I could get them? I was thinking of using a plastic straw to rig something, but not sure how well that would work.I know Car Cable Guy will send you a new kit even if you mess up the install.
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I will say in following the CarCableGuy instructions, the very detailed steps eventually say "Once you have the cable wound around the pulley and installed in the motor...". This is the most difficult part. I'm wondering if the ends weren't fully or properly seated. I did have an issue where, when trying to wind, if I slipped the crimped ferrule end would pop out. You are doing the process rather blind, and once the pulley is in the motor, you cannot tell. I'm also wondering about how well the pulley was cleaned up after the first failure. I spent a lot of time fixing the grooves, and used the old cable to test and make sure it wasn't catching. Perhaps it was just too far gone. I have a coworker with an '07 and he bought a used complete motor and cable for $120. Maybe that's the way to go, I just didn't want to trust something used that, as an Uber driver, is going to get tons of use. At least the door open pretty easily as a manual.Yikes! Sorry to hear this. For others that may stumble across this thread in the future, what do you think went wrong with your repair attempt?
Maybe if I didn't use the vehicle for Uber. As it as, everything ages 10x faster. Besides, not sure how you would be able to inspect beforehand. Certainly not from Amazon/Ebay, maybe a local salvage yard would pull it first.If I could get a whole motor assembly for $120, I might do it. But I'd want to inspect the cable to make sure the coating is completely in tact. What does these in is when the coating breaks and the cable starts to rust. So if the coating is still completely in tact and isn't brittle, then it's almost as good as new.
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I make them, I can send you some. Please let me know privately and we can resolve your issue.Got the kit, looked through the steps, and discovered I was supposed to keep the plastic covers for the ends from the old cable. Any ideas where I could get them? I was thinking of using a plastic straw to rig something, but not sure how well that would work.
Actually they managed to still be attached to what little cable was left on the roller. My problem was the plastic pulley in the motor, which I tried to repair, still dragged the cable in and got mangled again. That piece isn't sold separately, and I'm not prepared to purchase an entire motor for this vehicle (over 300K miles). But thanks.I make them, I can send you some. Please let me know privately and we can resolve your issue.