[DML] Re: Door Unlocking Problem
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[DML] Re: Door Unlocking Problem

Lubrication is always a good thing and adjusting the linkage may also
help. When you have problems with the doors locking it will very often
turn out to be a shorted door locking solenoid. They loose power when
the turns of wire inside overheat and short out. The only fix is
replacement or rewinding them. Adjusting and lubricating only makes it
easier for the solenoids to work, if they are weakened by shorting out
internally they *may* have just enough power to work for a while. On
one car I worked on the doors worked fine while the motor was running.
Once you shut the motor off they could not lock the doors. With the
motor running and the alternator charging there was just a little bit
more voltage, just enough to make the solenoids work. You might want
to consider replacing the solenoids with actuators. Lighter, draw less
power, and I think they may even be cheaper. Contact Toby.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marv Hein" <marvhein@...> wrote:
> I had similar issues in my passenger door.  You had to open the 
> passenger door using the inner handle or the passenger side lock 
> button would freeze up as you've described.  As I recall, opening 
> the door with the outer handle was not completely unlatching the 
> f

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