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Door lock problem

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:41 am

I'm having trouble with my drivers side door lock. It just doesn't want to unlock when i use the key. It started off where i would have to turn the key a few times until it would work but eventually it did. Now it has got worse and the key doesn't want to turn at all. It unlocks fine when you pull the knob inside most the time, sometimes if i have been trying with the key the knob won't pull up untill i have pulled the door handle first. Anyone else had this or know what it might be?
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Re: Door lock problem

Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:58 pm

WD40 the inside of the tumblers by poking the spray tube inside the key slot.
insert key & turn it till it starts unlocking BUT DONT FORCE IT.
if that doesnt work, you might need a new lock barrel.
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Re: Door lock problem

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:32 am

ok thanks, i'll give it a try Smile
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:00 pm

worked a treat Smile
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Re: Door lock problem

Post by Logi on Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:54 am

Now put some OIL in the lock. Otherwise it'll bugger up again as WD is not a lubricant.
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:13 pm

ok thanks logi Smile
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Re: Door lock problem

Post by PFM on Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:44 pm

I only put keys and graphite powder IN lock barrels, oil or grease everything outside them.

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:53 pm

yeah i was thinking of graphite powder, do you think it will be ok now that ive sprayed wd40 in there? or do you reckon it will clog up?
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Post by PFM on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:51 pm

Never tried - but if WD is still in there, the powder will clog in it. Might be best to give it some time to drain away.

WD and duck oil are great at what they do, but they are water-dispersant and short-term lubricants, best to read what it says on the tin.

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