[200q20v] Rear Hatch SOLVED

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Jul 17 13:58:45 EDT 2001

If you don't want to do the surgical castration (that ball is in there to 
keep the lock positioned as left after the key is extracted, I 
think),  take the lock assembly out and put it in a bath of Kroil for a day 
to see if it doesn't loosen up.  I was able to keep mine intact by patient 
lubing of the ball housing until the corrosion broke loose and then worked 
some white grease into it with a carpet knife blade.

At 12:37 PM 07/17/2001 -0400, RICHARD MEZIC wrote:

>Thanks to everyone that replied re: my rear hatch not opening.  For anyone
>that's curious, it turns out that the hose in the frame disconnected.  The
>usual - more time to diagnose than actually fix.
>Again, I bow down to everyone in the list for your help and saving me $$$.
>During troubleshooting, I noticed that I can't insert my key into the lock
>to turn it and manually lock/unlock the tumbler.  Is this a sign of
>impending, or in this case "post-pending", failure?  And therefore, I should
>remove "the ball" per instructions in the archives and numerous websites?
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