For a time, then the problem will either return as was or ten times
Been there, cleaned up other peoples mess and got the tea-shirt. WD40
is not the answer, if the problem is due to a sticking lock barrel
then it needs the proper lock lubricant (any lock-smith), if the
problem is due to seized linkage then there are better anti seizure
products available such as "Duck Oil" (or even Plusgas). With 30 years
'in the trade' I've seen more problems caused by WD40 being used than
any being mended (long term) by the product. WD40 is primarily a water
That's what the name stands for, yes. I suppose "Duck Oil" should be
reserved for oiling ducks, then?
WD40 does what it says on the tin - which includes acting as a
penetrating lubricant and protective film.
What type of lock is it? I ask this because my Xsara had an electrically
operated lock, the button on the tailgate just operated a microswitch. That
went faulty and it was a broken wire in the rubber tube at the top by the
Some models had a little hole on the inside of the tailgate, by the catch,
into which you could insert a small screwdriver to release the catch.
Needless to say my Xsara did not.
(Great fun trying to get a large dog out of the back, over the back seats).
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