(01-11-2015, 09:10 PM)Octo Wrote: Oh gawd, the other night none of the doors would shut We both had to hold them shut while driving till the car thawed enough to accept the doors shutting.
Yeah, it's a real bitch on the turns. Unless you're brave enough to tie the bastard closed with your neck scarf ~ even then it will thump like a three legged dog.
buy a brick of floral arrangement clay
Take the interior door panel off
tear a chunk of the clay off and flatten it
on the back side of the door latch , cover it with the molding clay
while at it , push into the wafers of the lock some axle grease
from the back side of the lock .
then cover the lock cylinder with the molding clay and work the lock
back and forth so the rod cuts a grove for travel in the clay .
On a freeze out
The problem is not a frozen lock cylinder alone
the door latch to body hook is also frozen ,
heating the cylinder alone will not melt the ice
Propane torch in the gap of the door jam at the latch,,, and WA-LAAAA
do not worry about melting any plastic parts
for you will be turning the key as you heat the latch .
the toggle at the latch for the lock is what gets stuck too
so you have to get heat to that area as I just illustrated .
Follow the Molding Clay process and you should not have the
Move to Sunny Southern California and ride the transit there .
Took the car in to have the muffler replaced today and the guy at the garage lol'd when I asked him not to leave the car outside overnight, give it a chance to thaw. Apparently a whole bunch of people had car lock problems. The weather has been going between rain and -15C a few times and is causing some issues.
We had access to needles and syringes, so it was easy for us.
You need plain old rubbing alcohol.
We would draw up at least five ccs of it in a syringe, and jam the needle into the lock hole, as best we could, then shoot the alcohol into the lock. If it remained stubborn, do it again.
We never had to do it more than twice. Which was rare. It usually opened after one infusion of alcohol
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