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On my 93 Bronco (full size), if I press the power lock button inside and then try to unlock the door with the key from the outside, it won't even turn. Something gets the mechanism in a bind. I sprayed the mechanism with wd-40..that didnt work...so I sprayed brake cleaner to get rid of all the dirt and grime in there....cleaned it up some. I then greased everything with white lithium grease and it didn't make a difference. Any suggestions? Or should I just plan on replacing the lock a$$embly??
 

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If the key won't even turn plan on replacing the whole lock cylinder unless you can get it to free up with some lock lube or something like you have already been trying.
 

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you probably have a stuck tumbler in the lock cylinder. do to ford putting thick grease in their locks. Dont go buy a new one, just pull it out and take it to a locksmith. They will probably just have to rekey it. Should only charge 15-20 bucks, fix your problem and keep it on the same key. Once you have it out of truck, see if it works, if it does your linkage is binding or you have other issues. does your key work on the passenger side?
 

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:withstupid: take it out and try it if it works then you have something else wrong.
 

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yea those three screws holding it on....i cant get enough on them to break them loose...been spraying with penetrating oil and still cant get em loose
 

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On 2005-12-10 22:42, DeerHunter wrote:
On my 93 Bronco (full size), if I press the power lock button inside and then try to unlock the door with the key from the outside, it won't even turn. Something gets the mechanism in a bind. I sprayed the mechanism with wd-40..that didnt work...so I sprayed brake cleaner to get rid of all the dirt and grime in there....cleaned it up some. I then greased everything with white lithium grease and it didn't make a difference. Any suggestions? Or should I just plan on replacing the lock a$$embly??
I have the exact same problem on my 98 explorer. I can pop it open from the inside but if I lock it and am outside I gotta crawl in through the passenger door.
 
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