VAPS Actuator on Steering Rack

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  1. sperold

    sperold Last to Know Supporting Member

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    I need the vaps unit that bolts onto the rack itself on the 93, 94 and 95 Taurus with the vaps system (all Sables of the same year have it).

    It's called an Actuator and has part# 3N803 as it's core number before you start putting on the year and other identifiers in the whole part# system.

    It is also termed a "stepper motor".

    This part will fit in the smallest USPS box.

    Shipping to 13669, the UPS Store in Ogdensburg NY..

    Thanks.
     
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    Still need this part. When you buy a new rack, this part is not included. It has a 4 wire electrical connector coming off the top.

    I am sure there is at least 1 left in all of North America.
     
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    Looks like Nuwer Auto Parts in Holland, NY has one listed.
     
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    No cigar from Nuwer, seemed like a solid lead with the number of cars in their care.

    Thanks for the lead.
     
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    That is weird, their car-part listing under steering rack w/variable indicates

    1993
    Steering Rack/Box
    Ford Taurus FB61330,ASSIST VALVE ONLY
    Stock No. 5710
    $Call Nuwer Auto Parts USA-NY(Holland) E-mail 1-716-537-2800

    Maybe FB61330 is the location code
     
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    Maybe it is the time of year, maybe it is the weather; but I emailed them on 2 occasions with your information and still no return information, and still no cigar.

    Thanks so much for your efforts, I will phone them in the new year and see if I get any results.
    Thanks again.

    And, so officially, I am still looking.
     
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    It is looking good to get the part from Nuwer Auto Parts.
    The thing to know is they do not communicate well on the internet, they will message you back but it does not start a parts retrieval process.

    Telephone is the answer. Shawn provided a great service and the yard is located near Buffalo NY.

    Thanks Zak, for the great lead on this part !!!!

    Made contact in the morning by phone, verified the part by description, paid $35.00 for the part and $15.00 shipping; and it is being shipped today.
     
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