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Car door lock freezes when cold

2000 VW Bug. The car door freezes in the cold. Not iced over. But you can only get the key in about 1/4" and that's it. Not in far enough to turn. When it warms up the lock works fine. I've put lock lubricating graphite in and it didn't help. Should I add more? Any other suggestions?

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  • dyanlee Mar 17, 2009

    This may sound stupid, but where's the barrel?

  • dyanlee Mar 18, 2009

    Thank you! Will definitely give this a try.

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Put a drop of engine oil down the barrel ,works wonders

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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    Colin Stickland Mar 18, 2009

    the barrel is where the keys goes and inside the barrel are the tumblers,put end of key into lock to open the sprung seal cover and squirt some engine oil into it.We cant all be genius mechanics i suppose

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    Colin Stickland Mar 18, 2009

    do apologise for using the queens english but its all i was taught at school in london many years ago,dont worry i get confused answering questions like pigs tails ,hood, trunk ,fire wire ect ect

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