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This is a discussion on headlamp motor brass gear within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; the damn driver side headlamp motor is making the grinding noise when i turn the lights off,again.replaced the motor last ...

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    headlamp motor brass gear

    the damn driver side headlamp motor is making the grinding noise when i turn the lights off,again.replaced the motor last year.my question is:where can i get the best deal on a brass headlamp motor gear? thanks!

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    i don't know if this is the cheapest and maybe someone whos already had this problem can help but http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/ that site had them for 85 and also has an install page. anyone else correct me, but i hope that helps for the meantime

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    thanks for your help,these gears seems to priced very fairly.

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    sure thing, i'm not too sure where else to buy em. i came across that page and thought it'd help. good luck with the gears i haven't had that problem with my headlights yet, but i'm sure its days are numbered. although i've had other problems with the bird

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    unfortunately i agree on the days are numbered.not a good feeling when you first hear "the growl".damn sure not a good feeling when you just replaced the headlamp motor less than 1 year ago.

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    yeah, i'm sure i'll get that feeling in my gut like 'crap, i wish it wouldn't happen just yet'. thats how it was with other stuff. the person before me didn't even put the caliper on right when the replaced the brakes. almost fell off while i was driving

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    that sucks,friend of mine paid a guy fifty bucks to replace the brake pads on his 95 mustang gt and the dude put the caliper bolts in with PLIERS.needless to say my friend called me the help because he was broke down on the side of the road and didn't know what was wrong.we didn't find out about the pliers till a day or so later.i worked for ford as a tech at the time a i was like damn dude i wouldn't have charged you but 20 bucks and done the job right.not to mention it was a saturday afternoon in sep and was friggin rain like hell when he called.

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    dude that sucks. yeah, the nerve of some people! i can't understand why they can't just do a job right if they're going to do it at all. its bull, my caliper bolts on mine were half missing and the half that were there were all the complete wrong sizes. how hard is that to put in the right bolt for the caliper? it's 2x the work doing it after they screwed it up, and finding the right size bolt and all's just as big a problem sometimes going to home depot or advance

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    I just broke down and bought new GM motors. I didnt have the growl.. mine just had 11 years and 150k of wear on them. I will suggest to anyone that... I do not close or open the lights over 25mph... I think that will save the gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    I just broke down and bought new GM motors. I didnt have the growl.. mine just had 11 years and 150k of wear on them. I will suggest to anyone that... I do not close or open the lights over 25mph... I think that will save the gears.
    spot on Josh. When you close them over that speed, they have to fight the wind to close. Opening shouldn't be a problem but, who knows. They also fly up rather quickly at higher speeds and that's probably not a good thing either.

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    damn 150k? you have to rebuild the engine? i never thought about the wind creating resistance, good call guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdCountry02 View Post
    damn 150k? you have to rebuild the engine? i never thought about the wind creating resistance, good call guys
    Still 100 percent untouched drivetrain...

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    Why rebuilding if the car had some TLC and working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingramair View Post
    Why rebuilding if the car had some TLC and working?
    Bigger and better?

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    I bought some brass gears from rodneydickman.com. The kit comes with all the goodies as well as an extra steel brace to prevent the cover from coming off if it isn't glued on well.

    Last edited by onetroubledguy; 01-18-2009 at 11:02 AM.

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    i have NEVER opened or closed the headlights while moving and the headlamp motor i replaced last feb is growling now.i thought the motor would last longer,but i want a better fix,that's why i want the brass gear.

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    Took about an hour total. I believe I paid 40.00 for the brass and kit. I even did the other side and no problem since. Well worth the cash.

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    I just installed the kit on my driver's side. It is real easy, but I've done it before. Just waiting for the urethane to set right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetroubledguy View Post
    I bought some brass gears from rodneydickman.com. The kit comes with all the goodies as well as an extra steel brace to prevent the cover from coming off if it isn't glued on well.

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    rod dickman? that should be in the funny names thread,lol

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