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Posted: 9/25/2001 2:12:43 PM EST
The problem is that when it starts to get cold out, my lock freezes up. It works fine when temps are above 45 degrees, but when it dips below that I have to play with it to get the key to turn. When it gets really cold it gets impossible to turn it at all. I've tried lubing it up with wd-40 and clp, but they didn't help. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:25:22 PM EST
You'll probably have to take off the inside door panel and lube [b]all[/b] of the linkage. Moisture from poor window seals contribute to freezing and rust formation as well.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:25:23 PM EST
If CLP didn't help, then I'm in over my head. :)
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:29:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2001 2:29:36 PM EST by LotBoy]
Penetrating oil should take care of the problem. Just spray the oil in the keyhole.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:31:33 PM EST
A torch might help heat things up. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:31:57 PM EST
Stop by the local auto parts store, there is a product made exactly for this reason. Should be under $2.00 for a small can.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:02:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:41:50 PM EST
In the lockmechanism itself, one squirts dry powdered graphite right into the keyhole. For the rest of the mechanism, what they said.
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