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I started to have some problems with the hood not closing properly, so i checked all the microswitches which seemd fine. Next i thought i would tension the cables for the cover clamps, tried the switch again and got no movement and a loud grating of gears form the hood motor.The first pictureshows the remiaing pieces of cog which somebody in the past had araldited to the black plastic part. I checked this forum, and eventually ordered a remanufactured cog from the Guy in Hungary on Ebay. Well, it arrived last a couple of days ago, it was with some trepidation that i fitted it. Then following advice found on this forum adjusted the cables correctly, and adjusted the mesh of the worm gear. The first time i tried, it just stopped. So again following advice found her, i ran throug a manual open and close. Then turned off igition, started engine and tried again. It works:thumbup:
Proof yet again of how brilliant this forum is. Thanks all.

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Unfortunately after opening and closing roof approximately 30 times, the new cog has stripped its teeth.
Anybody else had experience of these cogs from Hungary (Budapest)?
 

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Might be worth some investigation though. The eBay cog is stronger than the original so something must be loading it up excessively. Also insure the meshing its in place correctly.
 

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Might be worth some investigation though. The eBay cog is stronger than the original so something must be loading it up excessively. Also insure the meshing its in place correctly.
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Search for a thread on here that describes how to take apart the motor. It also describes an adjustment that stops the bar smashing against the stop that puts pressure on the teeth
 

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Yes, i have seen the post describing adjusting the load on the motor shaft and the cable adjustment. I have turned the gear and readjusted the shaft. I have also put a small piece of sponge foam on the metal stopto cushion the impact. I do wonder if it is the bimetallic switch (that stops the power to the motor when the current draw goes up as it hits the end stop). Anyway, fingers crossed.
 

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Yes, i have seen the post describing adjusting the load on the motor shaft and the cable adjustment. I have turned the gear and readjusted the shaft. I have also put a small piece of sponge foam on the metal stopto cushion the impact. I do wonder if it is the bimetallic switch (that stops the power to the motor when the current draw goes up as it hits the end stop). Anyway, fingers crossed.
After another 30 or so openings and closings it has stipped again. I will look into getting the load switch in the motor checked out. There was a thread on here somewhere showing it, just need tio find it.
 
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