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power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: February 22nd 2010, 5:39am
by g0t0pless
What is the easy way to correct a sticky power door lock? It'll lock just fine. Nice and strong think when it locks. But unlocking is another story. I can hit the unlock button 100 times, and it barely budges. I end up having to use the key to unlock the doors.

Re: power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: February 22nd 2010, 5:42am
by Jasen
Could be a bent rod or just dirty or broken rod connections, old grease that has gotten hard.

Re: power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: February 22nd 2010, 5:57am
by Astroplane
PB Blaster works well. Start by spraying into lock latch while door is open.

Re: power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: February 22nd 2010, 6:09am
by webcat
Astroplane wrote:PB Blaster works well. Start by spraying into lock latch while door is open.

Do you have to grease it afterwords?

Re: power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: February 22nd 2010, 6:29am
by Astroplane
I usually put a dab of heavy grease on the door handle lever/hinge pins but not until I get the entire system working smoothly. The door lock solenoid usually frees up OK after the bath.

Re: power door locks stick on driver's door and rear door.

PostPosted: March 29th 2010, 9:54pm
by Bread Van
I would find a dry lube spray to relube the linkages after you are done cleaning. That way you don't have to worry about dirty, dried, cold pivot points in the future...clean and lubed is the way to go!