|04-14-2015 08:55 PM|
Can you read?
Or...............'hard to get lube fully inside them.'
Also, WD40 turns into like bubblegum when it dries out and sticks things up even worse when it does, they don't tell you that on the can of course..................the parts you spray with WD are not the errant ones that lie deeper inside, if you flood it you MIGHT get to them but you might not. And once you've put it in there, there is no getting it back out when it starts gumming the works up even worse.
The only sure cure is taking the latch completely apart and thoroughly greasing all the parts inside. To do that you will be bending tabs and drilling out rivets, BTDT.
|04-13-2015 03:25 PM|
|Gers1989||Could I spray wd40 on it|
|04-13-2015 09:47 AM|
|amc49||Look at the latch that does not work when you do that, the one most likely causing all the trouble. Fix it and problem often fixed. New latch assembly unless you figure out how to lube it, the latches cannot be taken apart without drilling rivets out and hard to get lube fully inside them. There are like two compartments inside that are sealed off from the rest.|
|04-13-2015 06:57 AM|
|Gers1989||Hi I have a focus 2001 zetec my central locking is playing up it double locks and means it is unlocked unless I put key in door and sometimes when it does lock it only looks 3 doors instead of all of them has any one had this or know if it is.a easy fix|
|06-23-2014 04:21 PM|
|06-16-2014 05:51 PM|
I almost wrecked a $600 set of connecting rods once by spraying them liberally, the stuff reduced down to a dried bubblegum type goo that no solvent on earth would touch. Finally had to laboriously hand rub it off, it took forever.
Pop as well got the bright idea on one of the nine second drag cars to spray a small shot of WD in plug holes every time plugs were pulled. That engine reduced the stuff down to scar up the cylinder walls weirdly, we stopped doing it and never again had the issue with same type and part engine builds. I like using it for certain things but nothing for long periods of time. I've had it stick up lock tumblers before too but reshooting more in seems to re-break it back down to go back to working again.
|06-16-2014 02:46 AM|
Some like the stuff, I've had good luck with it over the years. (WD40)
Driver's door got the treatment about 4 yrs.ago when the handle got loose (pull out far loosely & barely opened the door). Took pulling the inner panel for access, still working fine.
|06-16-2014 12:02 AM|
Wait till you people see what WD40 turns into once it has cooked all the VOC out of it, or very sticky bubblegum...................good way to make the latch even worse one year out.
There are TWO limit switches inside the latch and two other compartments that are virtually impossible to squirt lubricant into. Even using a whole can of WD40. There is an electric motor that if you get WD40 into, will pretty much be scrap once the lube dries out to get very sticky. Luckily they seal that one up pretty much water tight.
|06-15-2014 02:02 PM|
|mervynskidmore||I've had no central locking for the past 2 years so I tried spraying WD40 through the hole and it works now. The only issue is that when opening, only the drivers or passengers door will open, I was hoping all doors would open? It's so long since it worked that I've forgotten. I'm using keyed entry as it's the base model.|
|05-09-2014 08:06 AM|
I had the same problem and was about to change the motor and found this fix. Worked for me and saved me a lot of hassle.
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