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looking for a locksmith - Car locks will not fully lock or unlock

I have my car classic hot rod and i'm using for a long time but now i'm having problem with it door locks. locks will not fully lock or unlock using remote or key pad. This issue started when temperature dropped at start of winter I thought as temperature increased locks would start to work but now this issue getting worst day by day. I urgently requires the best locksmith if anyone knws of it kindly suggest me about it.

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Giving your location might help....unless you want to fly the locksmith across the country
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To tell you the truth it sounds like you need a shop who does street rod stuff like installing those systems more than you need a "locksmith". In my experience the locksmith is more about well, locks, the lock cylinder and maybe latch. But for remote power door locks and stuff like that you are looking more at a bodyshop or general mechanic if you can't find a streetrod specialist.

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Try pulling the door panels and shooting a little WD40 on the latch. It might free them up if they used to work properly before.

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What is cold? Are you driving the car daily? Is the battery fully charged, the connections clean? Like BB says, it may be just a matter of lubing the moving parts. If you're not driving the car daily, keeping the battery charged and just messing around with the door mechanisms, it may be as simple as charging the battery.
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Well there you guys going helping him, I was thinking like he didn't even look into it, but you guys are right it could be as easy as those things.

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Well there you guys going helping him, I was thinking like he didn't even look into it, but you guys are right it could be as easy as those things.

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Or maybe a beam from a Alien spacecraft melted the mechanism. Happens all the time here.

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It happened to me too--I took the door panel off and found that some gremlins had gotten inside of the door and cracked the old and worn clips on the lock rods when they were cold and brittle. I replaced the clips and set a gremlin trap so that I could catch the little boogers..It cost less than $4.

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I have my car classic hot rod and i'm using for a long time but now i'm having problem with it door locks. locks will not fully lock or unlock using remote or key pad. This issue started when temperature dropped at start of winter I thought as temperature increased locks would start to work but now this issue getting worst day by day. I urgently requires the best locksmith if anyone knws of it kindly suggest me about it.
How about year/make/model and are these factory or aftermarket power locks? There are three types of power locks, vacuum operated, electric solenoid, and electric stepper motor. In nearly all cases, the grease in the lock mechanism dries out and gets hard, causing excessive friction and thus the lock/unlock problem. I doubt a locksmith is the right person to fix this problem, because the key locks aren't the problem.
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