Join Date: May 2006
Location: WITH GOZER IN THE SLOR
Re: Problem With Central Opening, Locking Is Fine.
sorry i took so long to respond, i got caught up with something else and forgot to check back, thanks for your time and interest.
the key seems to act as it did, and still does on the pasenger side.
resistance??? well.... i can't say i feel resistance, but for certain it does not feel like the key is just turning in a loose and free floating way. does that make any sense? i read it back and it doesn't seem the best way to describe it but it's my only way.
lets say it doesn't feel like anything has broken inside, it feels like it's going to open but then doesn't, the only thing missing is that sort of harsh "clunk" when the locks all open up.
forgot to mention, i tried a substitute for wd40, a silicon based lubricant, very good on other occasions, but did nothing this time.
i searched my workshop, eeehhh, sorry, shed, for some graphite paste i had but couldn't find it. not surprising, my son still the house like he lives here and would just "borrow" it and not bring it back, as with tools, which irritates me,even though my hands are so bad i can't use a lot of them.
i'll be in town tomorrow and i'll pick up a tin of graphite paste and give it a try, can't hurt.
i hate to think of the hassle of finding a lock, and getting it done, my fingers are too bad right now anyway, so i thought i might buy one of those after market remote locking systems and let the mechanic fit that instead of messing with the lock, it would mean changing the passenger side too wouldn't it??
it's not a big deal for me, i have a disabled permit so i seldom get a car parked too close that it would block the passenger side, i just like things to work as they should.