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Automatic door lock problem!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERIC, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    ERIC

    ERIC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Everytime I lock my doors the drivers side door lock makes a loud grinding sound. It still locks just fine but it sounds like somethings broken. I have opened up the door but I cant see any problems. Has anybody had this problem or have any suggestions where to look first? :confused:
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Either something is binding, or the solenoid is going bad. Try to operate the solenoid manually. Remove it, clean it, lube it with teflon spray lube and reassemble. Lube the lock assembly with spray graphite lube.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    ERIC

    ERIC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks! ill try that this weekend
     
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