i have taken apart part number 25 in this picture. can anyone confirm that this is the part that fails?
anyway, i proceeded to take apart the motor assembly.
the front of the assembly
the rear of the assembly. the lever doesnt move at all when i slided the hatch lever to open.
with the front cover taken off. im guessing either the motor or cog 2 is the problem.
cogs 1 and 2 removed. note the mold holds cog 2 where the motor pinion thingy extends out to.
closeup of cog 2
cog 2 disassembled. the green/blue part 2d fits into the mold that i pointed out earlier. this keeps part 2d stationary while the rest of cog 2 moves around. cog 2b has a notch that cog 2c fits into.
underside of cog 2a. notice the notches. spins independently of the rest of cog 2a.
as cog 2d remains stationary while the rest of cog 2 spins around, it provides friction to this black part, cog 2c. cog 2b spins around freely and pushes against cog 2c, pushing out the lock, which locks into 2a's teeth and spins it. ( refer to closeup of cog 2 )
now the problem is here, the friction applied from cog 2d onto cog 2c is too much for the motor to overcome, so the cogs dont spin. motor works fine.
haha sorry im not too sure how to explain this. if there isnt a solution to this..i guess i can always get to the junkyard or order the part..