Front Door Latch
Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:06 AM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 09:18 PM
Could you please be more specific..."My" interpretation, could only be that your door lock is mis-behaven. If I am wrong, correct me..otherwise we will go from there...Would like to help... please tell me your "door" is not physically stuck open in cold weather!!! And you wait for the car to warm up... to close it. Just kidding, and I think I know what you meant to say. Please clarify..
Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:27 PM
The door will not close to a latched postion keeping it from staying closed/locked
the lock won't open/close causing the door to not even close fully
The handle won't stay down
have you tried lubing the lock mechanism?
Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:07 AM
In Minnesota winter, my 91 LS400 front passenger door will not lock or unlock. Only the other 3 door locks work. I have to manually unlock the front passenger door. I tried lubing but it did not work. I guess in summer I have to open the door panel and lube/tighten everything !
Posted 20 January 2006 - 04:47 PM
I suggest that you (or a shop) repair it properly ASAP. Don't wait. Of course it's not MY car, but I would not risk myself
or any passanger in a car where the door locks can not be trusted!
Just my two cents...Good luck with your car!
Alexander from Sweden
Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:52 PM
Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:55 AM
Alexander, We aren't even sure about his problem and haved asked for his clarification, but no reply, as of yet. But you are "okay" and I enjoy your posts as they are sincere...Great to have you be one of us.. How are you doing with your Lexus? Is it growing on you yet?
LOL, ok when I read my own post today I feel a bit blunt...
I sure meant no offence, even if it sounded harsh.
I've seen some pretty horrifying things done by careless drivers, when I was working as a mechanic, so I guess that's why tend to overreact.
Thanks for "OK:ing" me. I think the people on this board are great, and I hope not to upset anyone - at least not unintentionally...
My Lexus? No stuck doors here!
Runs very good, has some things on the "To Do"-list. I do not feel disappointed at all, just a bit detached/uninvolved (?). I think it is changing for the better, though.
But the qualities of the car really shines through, and I do feel it's a good car!
I'll get back with a full report when we have had some more kilometers together.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:24 AM
p.s. very cold means below freezing, normally when there is snow on the ground(and on car) and the door would be frozen shut before i open it, and no it is not garaged
Edited by ko90ls, 23 January 2006 - 08:27 AM.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:27 PM
Take it top a body shop and have them adjust the door back properly from the hinges or maybe just move the striker a little bit. I took my door apart then put lubriplate all over the components. That may or may not be it but that's my two cents. Have a good one!
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:05 AM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:15 AM