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4x4JeePmaNthINg
October 10th, 2017, 20:13
i take it this is straight forward, but i havent run into the issue until now.

put the key in the door, and it does want to turn until after some wiggling.
tumbler sometimes to. original key or years past spare thats still new like.


new lock needed or is something else simply wrong?

Heavyopp
October 10th, 2017, 20:46
How about some graphite?

Ghost
October 10th, 2017, 20:50
How about some graphite?

x2 on that. I use the spray stuff all the time on door locks.

Ralph77
October 11th, 2017, 02:01
X3. I spray graphite every October as part of my winter maintenance. I use this.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7651384?interchange=1

I hear Fluid Film might be a good option too but have never tried it.

4x4JeePmaNthINg
October 11th, 2017, 07:12
ill try the graphite first!

asymptonic
October 11th, 2017, 08:25
If graphite doesn't work, its pretty easy to take the interior panel off, removing the lock cylinder, and clean it out thoroughly with carb cleaner, etc and use graphite or silicone spray on the inside. I did this on my '98 recently and its never been so smooth.

JeepNoob
October 12th, 2017, 18:05
How bad does the key look? You'd be surprised at the wonders simply getting a freshly cut key can do.

trippled
October 12th, 2017, 21:49
How bad does the key look? You'd be surprised at the wonders simply getting a freshly cut key can do.

Yes and no. If you have someone who can look at the key and cut the correct depths then yes. However most of the ones simply trace the key and will cut you a fresh worn out key.

Ralph77
October 13th, 2017, 03:52
How bad does the key look? You'd be surprised at the wonders simply getting a freshly cut key can do.

Yes and no. If you have someone who can look at the key and cut the correct depths then yes. However most of the ones simply trace the key and will cut you a fresh worn out key.

With any key I always throw the original, or the one that came with whatever it goes to, on the key ring in the junk drawer. Whenever I need a copy made use that key. Thinking being is a copy made from a copy, made from a copy gets you to a point where that the key won't work anymore.