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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Anyone know if a locksmith can actually repair the old doorlocks on a 90 Metro hatchback? My driver side is getting almost impossible to unlock, and the lever on the inside does not work right, either. Maybe I should drive to Phil's place and have him look at it. Lol.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:08 pm 
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(1) Is it that the key is hard to turn in the lock? This could be the key profile is worn.
(2) Another problem is the sheetmetal tabs holding the door handle in place are worn/misaligned so when you lift the handle, it does not unlatch the door properly. I see many Swifts and Metros with wavy sheetmetal around the outside door handle due to overly forceful door handle lifting habits.
(3) The link rod to the lock switch may also be bent so it is not able to fully unlatch the lock. Wind the window down, then from outside try pushing forward the lock switch to the unlock position and see if the door is any easier to open.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:19 pm 
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OregonJim wrote:
Anyone know if a locksmith can actually repair the old doorlocks on a 90 Metro hatchback? My driver side is getting almost impossible to unlock, and the lever on the inside does not work right, either. Maybe I should drive to Phil's place and have him look at it. Lol.

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I had the same problem with my 91 believe it or not I shot a butt load if WD40 into the key hole it worked very well it locks and moves easily

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:38 am 
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Okay it might be that lobe of the door has become firm by pressing again and again and so it's not working properly. The key of the door lock has become hard so it might be the reason that it's not functioning. It's better to get the lock repaired rather than to take any risk.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Maybe you need to buy an new car door lock now.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Maybe you need to replace it a new one.

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