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Posted: 1/7/2003 6:14:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:37:37 PM EST
Instead of using hot water (which will immediately freeze again) see if you can spray some alcohol into it. This should free the mechanism and has a lower freeze point than water. If that doesn't work, I'd go to the local auto parts store or Wal-Mart and pick up a can of that lock de-icer and lubricant. Good luck!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:40:28 PM EST
WD-40 works well and it is cheaper than lock de-icer
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:47:26 PM EST
break the windows.. < you could simply lower them at night ... but where is the fun in that?> Then practice getting in "Dukes Of Hazzard" style.. oh yeah wear a jacket since the ride to work will most likely suck. enjoy.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:51:08 PM EST
I always liked the old Oxy/Acetaline approach.... Made it so much easier to get in my car without those pesky doors..... Of course, WD-40 kicks ass, and a bit of CLP keeps th elocks from freezing again [:D]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:01:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:05:38 PM EST
Move out of that Godforsaken state to somewhere where you won't have these kind of problems! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:45:17 PM EST
Lube the lock hole for sure. CLP may actually work. Just put a rag underneath, so you don't get any on the paint. Mine is getting hard to turn the key in the Olds again, but it's been about two years since I put some lubricant in it. I don't remember what I used, but afterward, the key almost turned [i]too[/i] easily.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:51:02 PM EST
OK, I'll volunteer for the site asshole just to say ... ... [size=3]It's 10:45PM and it's a balmy [b]70[/b] degrees F. outside[/size=3]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:08:30 PM EST
Piss on it like I told you earlier. Watch out for any ex's that may be around, I don't want to be brought up under an accomplice charge.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:17:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:25:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:30:06 PM EST
Frozen ??? Move to Phoenix.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:29:59 PM EST
I liked the suggestion for a garage. [:)] You may reference the recent thread on the remote starter for your car. Silicone spray (available at auto supply stores) helps on my GM as per their manual. I coat all rubber weather stripping and hinges and locks with it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 10:46:04 PM EST
Using oi is the fastest way to RUIN a door lock around here. Dust gets in there and tears everything up. Use a teflon based dri-lube. Or alcohol.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:57:27 PM EST
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