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Old 06-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Sticky Ingnition Key

I have a 2013 Ford Focus. Lately it seems as if the key wants to stick going in and coming out. Feels like one of the tumblers is binding. I have one of the flat keys with the actual key impression embedded into the key core. Will a shot or 2 of WD-40 muck up the electronics ? I am not sure if I even have anything electronic in there. I really don't want to take to dealer for a stupid problem for fear they will replace the entire tumbler.

WD-40 or no ??


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Old 06-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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You can try wd40, but why fear the dealer? Replacing it would be the best solution
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Have you checked to make sure there isn't a sticky substance on your key? You wouldn't want to use WD. Powdered graphite lock lube would be the way to go.
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Key looks clean. I even tried the other one. Based on above, I won't use any WD.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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powdered graphite is what is used for locks. You squirt some in and it lubricates the parts.
usually comes in handy squirt bottles.
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