Date: 29 Nov 2002 19:25:32 GMT
Subject: Re: 9000 Key doesnt turn in door locks...

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 --

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