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Frozen locks!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Mistel, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    I had this problem last year, I just kind of lived with it, but it has started again and I would like to fix it.

    I have an 83 Dodge D50 (kinda like a Ranger) it is old but in good shape but I guess the weatherstripping is not working that good anymore. My door locks freeze, which I can get open with some lock de-icer, but then the latch won't catch when I get in and try to shut it. The rod is getting stuck or something like that. Once the truck heats up, it closes. Before I take the door apart, I would like to try spraying something in the door, around the locks. I am looking for suggestions of what is best to spray in?


  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    you could use silcone spray
  3. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Try Fluid Film. Seems to work on everything else.
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    yeah i havent shot it in the keyhole yet
  5. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Spray WD-40 in the locks after washing it & regularly when it's cold. After a wash, take a spong (or applicator) & wipe some tire dressing on all of the weather stripping.
  6. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

  7. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Fluid Film WILL do the trick. That's a great application. :drinkup: