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Default Door latch lube - 02-27-2009 , 12:32 PM






I have had some issues with ford Taurus door latches sticking.
I have two doors on my 93 wagon stuck shut, and
my 97 last night when it was cold, would not latch shut.
I tied the door shut to get home last night, but it seems to
be working this morning.

Any recommendations on spray lube to keep these door locks working?
Spray lithium? brands?

It seems WD40 is not a long term solution

A few net searches show this is not a uncommon problem with them.

bob



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Default Re: Door latch lube - 02-27-2009 , 08:47 PM






in article go9836$e52$1 (AT) aioe (DOT) org, bob at sound (AT) inetnebr (DOT) com wrote on 2/27/09
9:32 AM:

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Any recommendations on spray lube to keep these door locks working?

some people use liquid graphite, works well in motorcycle cables and it will
not freeze like gels, goop, grease down here in the lower 40 ...

really have to ask a Cannuck or Ice Road people for their down home remedies
if white lithium is not working for you.



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Default Re: Door latch lube - 02-28-2009 , 01:00 AM



"Alan B. Mac Farlane" <alanb (AT) sonic (DOT) net> wrote

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in article go9836$e52$1 (AT) aioe (DOT) org, bob at sound (AT) inetnebr (DOT) com wrote on
2/27/09
9:32 AM:

Any recommendations on spray lube to keep these door locks
working?


some people use liquid graphite, works well in motorcycle cables and
it will
not freeze like gels, goop, grease down here in the lower 40 ...

really have to ask a Cannuck or Ice Road people for their down home
remedies
if white lithium is not working for you.

I'm sure that someone will accuse me of SPAMming even though the
original question asked specifically about a spray lube to keep locks
working... so, here goes

The locks probably have some rust or corrosion in the mechanism
causing the problem.

http://www.amsoil.com/redirect.cgi?zo=1690163&page=storefront/amh

This is a spray that goes on wet and liquid carrier drys leaving a wax
like lubricant. Motorcycle owners use it on the chain. It won't
sling off after it dries and won't attract dirt.. It also displaces
water and silences squeaks. It protects exposed metal surfaces from
the damaging effects of salt, moisture or chemical corrosion.

Please click on the link for a complete explanation.
--
Steve Spence
Independent AMSOIL Dealer
AMSOIL - The "Once A Year" Oil Change
Unemployed Car Guy - Trying To Earn A Living
35 Years of G.M. Parts Experience
URL: http://synthetic-oil-tech.com/1690163
Email: amsoil1 (AT) charter (DOT) net
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Dave D
 
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Default Re: Door latch lube - 02-28-2009 , 01:19 AM




"Alan B. Mac Farlane" <alanb (AT) sonic (DOT) net> wrote

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in article go9836$e52$1 (AT) aioe (DOT) org, bob at sound (AT) inetnebr (DOT) com wrote on
2/27/09
9:32 AM:

Any recommendations on spray lube to keep these door locks working?


some people use liquid graphite, works well in motorcycle cables and it
will
not freeze like gels, goop, grease down here in the lower 40 ...

really have to ask a Cannuck or Ice Road people for their down home
remedies
if white lithium is not working for you.
Anything liquid will gel, thicken, stiffen whatever you wish to calls it
when temps fall. WD40, contrary to popular belief is NOT a lube. It is a
water displacer. Does that give you a clue? You must get rid of the water.
Try a dry graphite powder. You can get it in a regular can or in a spray
can. Works fine on my snowblower at temps down to -40. I don't do snow at
temps any colder and only did it once at that temp but the chute would pivot
with no effort... Hope this helps.
DaveD
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Scott
 
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Default Re: Door latch lube - 02-28-2009 , 06:05 PM




"bob" <sound (AT) inetnebr (DOT) com> wrote

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I have had some issues with ford Taurus door latches sticking.
I have two doors on my 93 wagon stuck shut, and
my 97 last night when it was cold, would not latch shut.
I tied the door shut to get home last night, but it seems to
be working this morning.

Any recommendations on spray lube to keep these door locks working?
Spray lithium? brands?

It seems WD40 is not a long term solution

A few net searches show this is not a uncommon problem with them.

bob
You are probably beyond being able to spray anything into the lock
and do much good. Don't spray anymore Wd40 into them, it gets
REALLY thick and dry and sticky.

What you need to do is remove the inside door trim, then clean the locks
with carb cleaner thouroughly. Spray it into them from every possible
angle, or take them out and do it on the bench.

When they are clean and dry, use some of the lithium spray or similar stuff.




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