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The chofer's door doesn't want to unlock.

The temperatures here are around cero F. right now. I opened the chofer's door but the door didn't want to close any more. The latch is not opening. I opened the other to see how the systems operate and the same happend but in this door I could make it to work. I wonder...It is because of the very low temperatures? Is it a mechanical problem? And if it is mechanical, how much should a person charge to repair it?

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  • sylvi73 Dec 21, 2008

    What I did was to spray some WD40 all over, put it into a garage so it wouldn't be so cold. The next morning I just moved the latch at the same time that I opened the door from the out side and "Vuala" I got fixed!!! thank you very much for your help. The grease was thickened as you said, now the door works better.

    Silvia

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Just pull the van into a heated garage for a few minutes... i would suggest the grease has probably thickened to much... try putting litium grease on it... i believe that is low temperature grease.

Robert

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