[200q20v] Door Handle Pull

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Apr 9 21:15:00 EDT 2001

Try spraying a bit of lubricant (I use a teflon-inclusive spray now, but 
used to use WD40) everywhere you can put the little spray tube while you're 
holding the handle up.  Also lubricate the latching mechanism on the 
trailing edge of the door.  I do this a couple times a year now.  Started 
doing it quarterly to keep Team Doorhandle handles working more smoothly on 
4KQ and 5KQ cars, and now use it semi-annually on the slightly newer 
cars.  I squirt into the key openings too, including the one on the 
trunklid.  It's a messy process, so I keep paper towels handy while doing 
it to catch drips and go back half an hour later for a final drip catch.

At 06:11 PM 04/09/2001 -0700, Max Conover wrote:

>Dear Listers,
>I am experiencing the following: when pulling up on either front door
>outside door handle, it hits a spot right before the door opens where
>you have to lift with more effort. It almost feels as if the door is
>locked but you are forcing it open by lifting the door handle.
>Has anyone else had this problem ?
>Am I due for the dreaded lock fix ?
>Car is 91 Avant with 76K.
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