Originally Posted by jumpdrive2
Have you bench tested the lock to see were the noise is coming from?
I show $39.96 from dodgeparts.net
I did test the actuator/latch unit when it was out of the car. The noise is definitely coming from inside the black molded plastic case. When I removed the metal latch cover, the various gears, springs and latches all moved freely when I moved them by hand and nothing appeared worn. I didn't want to apply power to the unit with the cover off since I imagined everything would fly apart.
If I can get a new replacement for $40, I'd be very happy. I've looked through the parts listing on dodgeparts.net and can't find the right part.
The part I see listed for $39.96 is only described as "Lock, All Models Left, with Power Locks" and it's listed in the Body Hardware section... Do you think that's the latch/actuator assembly I'm looking for? Maybe I'll give them a call.
Thanks for the help.