I am having a problem locking the doors on my vr4 ... when I push the lock down it locks all the doors for a second and than unlocks them all. I have tried locking it with the doors closed and open... key in and out... car off and on... and even with the key hole on the out side... Why is it doing this??
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posted 12/28/07 02:05 AM
short some where?
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I'd have to go w/ Terry on this, I experienced this on both of mine last week. Felt pretty comical trying to open the car, it locking me back out.
Blast both driver & psngr sides with de-icer (even if no ice present, there's lubricant in the product). Both sides must work correctly (actually all 4 do but the back are usually fine) for the whole system to work.
+1 I have found this to be caused by binding. Seems one of the lock cylinders or soleniods is not being allowed function correctly. Sometimes this happens because the linkage is binding somewhere. The lubrication can be a fix if the binding is occurring in the cylinder itself.
Really any of the above posts can be the cause. But now you have a fwe places to start looking.
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Mine had the same problem and it was because of the same thing as yours. No need to disassemble stuff, just spray a bunch of WD40 in and around the latch assembly using the little red straw that comes with the can. While you're at it you can do the door hinges and if you remove the little plastic plug right by the door handle on the door jamb side of the door, you can lube the handles nicely too. I also sprayed up the key cylinders and even though you're not supposed to use an oil based lubricant on them, my truck cylinder works for the first time since I got the car 4 years ago. It makes it a pleasure to unlock and open the doors now that everything is well oiled.
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