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Old 12-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Door Lock Fail

So get to Jeep after work, insert key and lock wont turn....first time this happened. Ended up going through passenger door to unlock drivers side. After monkeying the key around a few times it started working. Anyone had this happen?

Wondering if I need new lock cylinder? If so, doesnt look like a diy project??? Anyone tried?


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Old 12-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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it's just cold out they make a spray you can use

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Old 12-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Are you sure it's the lock that's bad and not some other factor such as cold weather? Mine has frozen before. If you have this problem more than a few times and when its not below freezing I'd say the lock might be going bad.

Either way id try to lube the lock before I try to replace anything. Wd40 or penitrating oil would help lube it up and keep moisture out too. I put some in my locks to keep them from freezing and it keeps them nice and smooth.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thanks I should try that. Never happened before but it is 60 degrees this afternoon. May be going bad but its worth a shot. Thanks for the info
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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Leave it unlocked. I never lock my doors.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Spray the oil in the key slot. Get a good ammout in there. Reapply evey once in a while.

One cause of water getting down to your locks and freezing can be bad seals. The rubber strip that seals the window can let water in especially on older Jeeps. Check yours and see if its loose. Mine has this problem and ill be replacing that seal eventually.

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