Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 00:12:25 -0000
From: "radar" <menopsamom>
Subject: Re: 9000 Key doesnt turn in door locks...

<> wrote in message news:as8evc$p157h$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like SimonJ <> wrote: > > >> > > lube it, the tumblers are probably sticking due to lack of use, if you use > > your electric locking most of the time. Spray it with WD40, then work the > > key in and out a few times to free it off. > > Don't go *ANYWHERE NEAR* anything important with WD-40. It is a water > displacer that leaves a waxy film, not a lubricant. Anything as > sensitive as a lock, clock, or other complicated mechanism will get gummed > up by the WD-40 and get you in worse trouble than you have already. > > I'd suggest this - first, find out if it's the key or the lock. Try the > key in the passenger's side lock; if it works well there (a lock which > is likely to be very seldom used), then the key is fine, and the lock is > wearing. However, if it's equally bad on that side, suspect the key. > Easiest to have the dealership cut you a new key from the keycode (don't > have 'em copy the worn key!). > > If it's the lock, then it could be wear, or stickiness. Use a *dry* > lubricant; consult a locksmith for a current reccomendation. I'd > probably use a graphite or Moly-Kote, but there may be something better > these days. > > I'd bet it's the key, though... > > Dave Hinz > > > > -- If the problem is only the drivers door then the cause is probably not the key (sorry dave) but the lock , the grease tends to get dirty and dry out which makes the tumblers stick so a 'dry' lube will not work The best way (without shouting !) -remove the handle from the door then 'rinse'out any dirt and dried grease with WD40 then spray a little white grease in to the barrel. This has always worked for me and I work in a bodyshop so I get quite a few lock problems. Also note the tumblers can be re-aranged in a barrel to suit a different key so a second hand lock doesn't mean having an extra key Radar 93 9000 cse 135250 miles and still wonderful

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