Sorry, never use WD40 as a lubricant. It's a rust inhibitor and not a good lubricant. A light oil like 3 in one oil is the way to go. If you've already cleaned the rail and it still sticks you've probably got a cracked drive gear.
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Try cleaning the sensor that lays behind the printwheel that tells the machine the wheel is in the home position, the sensor is in the print carrier. take wheel out and look down and you will see the sensor, clean it off with clean cloth. also put some white out on the top of the printwheel and see if it stops at the same place every time when you turn on and off.
try turning the machine off put a SMALL amount of oil on the large round rod running across the typewriter manually push the print head left and right a few times to see if it will loosen up. The problem is usually caused be drying oil you may consider having it serviced by a pro.