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Old 05 May 2012, 03:16 pm
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Default Re: back doors wont open?

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Originally Posted by TurboDucky View Post
Have the doors been shut / locked for a long time?

I had something similar on a parts car. Took me over 2 hours to get one of them open. The other finally unlocked after I jerked up on the unlock knob about 50 times. They were just gummed up from being closed and locked for a long time.

As was said in the posts above, your locks probably just need lubed and loosened up. If it was my PT, I would lube every pivot point I could see and also the ones I couldn't. In particular the ones that come off of the lock body itself, inside the leading edge (locking point) on the door. I wouldn't use anything other than WD-40. It contains silicone of course, but also solvents that are safe on paint. That's important, because you will envariably get some of it onto the paint as the excess flows out the bottom of the door. It will easily wash off after opening the door. By the way, if it doesn't flow out the bottom of the door, you haven't used enough yet.

Also, just a side question. Do you have electronic locks?

Jerry
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