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post #1 of 12 Old 07-23-2012, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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F355 Shock actuators

Recently I bought 2 Corvette actuators to modify and fit on the 355.

I have read all the articles on the subject and contrary to popular belief some of the Vette actuators cannot be modified to work on our cars.

It appears that there are 2 types of Vette shock actuators and the ones marked 22114337---145/004 (although I have been told by a very knowledgeable Ferraristi that 22114337 should work)do not have the additional Hall sensor point required by our cars.

My actuator is very slow and at the least amount of physical resistance it slows to a dead stop which leads me to believe that the motor may be on its last legs.

I have checked for power and it appears normal

Any input from the electronic/electric experts on how I could revive the motor if at all possible?

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Pics of the Ferrari actuator (this foto was taken from another site)

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-20-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Check these guys out, I do business with them, they're affordable and responsive. Actuators rebuilt with more robust components for $125 each. Corvette fx3 shock actuator rebuilding and repair
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Check these guys out, I do business with them, they're affordable and responsive. Actuators rebuilt with more robust components for $125 each. Corvette fx3 shock actuator rebuilding and repair
Thank you I am aware of them.
Problem with mine is that the motor is sluggish and does not have enough torque to turn the shock adjusting shaft.

I actually need a new motor that is why I bought the vette actuator to transplant.

Apparently some of the vettes ran with a 6 point hall sensor and some with 5.
The ones I bought have the 5 point sensor.
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I just had one of my shock actuators rebuilt by them (Corvette fx3 shock actuator rebuilding and repair). They did a fantastic job, sooo well worth the money !! I wrapped the white repair band it came back with, using red electrical tape. One cannot tell the difference in appearance now, except under close examination. It works perfectly and I am extremely happy with the result !!

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very interesting bros
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There are at least three types of Corvette C4 actuators according to this image (eBay item 111514920728 at the time of this post). http://1drv.ms/1ukJv20






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A repost of the pics I moved




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There are at least three types of Corvette C4 actuators according to this image (eBay item 111514920728 at the time of this post). http://1drv.ms/1ukJv20





Thank you for the feedback.
Would you know which Part number would have the same number of connections as the Ferrari actuator?
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Thank you for the feedback.
Would you know which Part number would have the same number of connections as the Ferrari actuator?
No, I'm sorry, I don't have a clue. As I have the same infamous trouble lamp lit in the 550 that owns me, and I am also owned by a few Corvettes, I will try to do research into that.
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post #11 of 12 Old 11-21-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Contacting CaptainZ (Corvette fx3 shock actuator rebuilding and repair) is my recommendation, they perform top quality work with their actuator rebuilds, replace some of the plactic parts with metal for a more robust rebuild of these units, both Ferrari and Corvette.

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I have had this stupid light go on and off intermittantly for the whole time i owned the car. Almost ten years finally i decided to sent all actuators to captain z. For less money than many things on this car they were all upgraded and fixed. Havenot had a light since. Very satisfied with there work.
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