Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 21:21:10 -0000
From: "radar" <menopsamom>
Subject: Re: 9000 Key doesnt turn in door locks...

<> wrote in message news:asd9sg$puu9f$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like radar <menopsamom> wrote: > > > <> wrote in message > > news:as8evc$p157h$ > >> > >> 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. > > > If the problem is only the drivers door then the cause is probably not the > > key (sorry dave) but the lock , > > (No problem, that's what I said too) > > > 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. > > Do yourself a favor and call a locksmith to ask about WD-40. It will > work at first, but the film it leaves will turn into a worse problem > than you started with. > > > This has always worked for me and I work in a > > bodyshop so I get quite a few lock problems. > > Well, sure, but you only have the car for a week or so. > > > > ...anyway, lots of people use WD-40 on locks, and lots of locksmiths > get to deal with it later. Before hosing any lock out with the stuff, > call the guy that'll have to fix it eventually and ask them about > WD-40 in don't have to take my word for it. > > Dave Hinz > A final note I did the WD40 and white grease on my own 9000 drivers door lock 6 months ago and it has been as good as new ever since (so there!) but seriously Dave is right do not use WD40 on its own without adding grease after as WD40 is a poor lubricant , new door locks come ready greased with a fine grease and some locks are supplied as a kit which includes grease to apply after assembly

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