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Old 04-02-2013, 04:07 AM
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door locks are freezing up

has this happened to anyone else?
mine are at the point where i can get the key in but can`t even turn them.....
going to pull them and see if i can get them working again
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:30 PM
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Mine did that i just loaded them up with graphite lube, they work fine now
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:27 AM
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thanks bulldog i did that awhile back guess i will be doing it again

just seems strange that they are freezing up that bad
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:04 AM
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Heat the key up with a lighter and slide it in (wear a glove!).

Does the little shutter for the slot close completely?

Could be water/snow coming from above, from the window moulding.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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I had to pull the locks out the doors and clean them. I used a Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner and simple green. I live on a gravel road and the fine dust gummed up the locks. After a few cycles they freed up and now work fine.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Try tri-lube,or another brand of Dry lube spray. you can get it from hardware store. Do not use WD-40 unless you owe your local Locksmith.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:17 AM
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thanks guys will give them a good cleaning once the truck is back from the body shop
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