Stiff door handle! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford.focus
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Gary McClean
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Stiff door handle!

Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to go about lubricating a
stiff door handle on a 2002 model UK Focus? Namely what's the best stuff to
use and do I have to take it apart, etc? WD40 springs to mind, but I faintly
recall reading somewhere that this may not be a good idea. It's just the
handle mechanism by the way, not the lock. Stiff from under use most likely.



Gary.


  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-06-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
FanJet
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Stiff door handle!

Gary McClean wrote:
> Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to go about lubricating
> a stiff door handle on a 2002 model UK Focus? Namely what's the best
> stuff to use and do I have to take it apart, etc? WD40 springs to
> mind, but I faintly recall reading somewhere that this may not be a
> good idea. It's just the handle mechanism by the way, not the lock.
> Stiff from under use most likely.


If it isn't stiff with the door open, put a dab of lithium grease in the
centre of the 'U' that make up the door jam striker latch. Open and close
the door a few times. Done.


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
Tony Wesley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Stiff door handle!

Gary McClean wrote:
> Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to go about lubricating a
> stiff door handle on a 2002 model UK Focus? Namely what's the best stuff to
> use and do I have to take it apart, etc? WD40 springs to mind, but I faintly
> recall reading somewhere that this may not be a good idea. It's just the
> handle mechanism by the way, not the lock. Stiff from under use most likely.


A word from the US, may not be applicable.

Just got my 2001 Focus SE Wagon (US-made, Wayne, Michigan) back from
the shop. They took it over to the Ford dealer. It was there for a
different problem, but my rear door handle were stiff. While it was
there, they replaced the rear door locks on my car under some Ford
recall or extended warranty program.

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
rufus20
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Stiff door handle!


I have the same problem with my 2003. It's not the lock mechanism by the
handle linkage that is stiff.

"Gary McClean" <GaryNOMcCleanSPAM@PLEASE.yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:42cb01f4$0$28482$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net...
> Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to go about lubricating a
> stiff door handle on a 2002 model UK Focus? Namely what's the best stuff

to
> use and do I have to take it apart, etc? WD40 springs to mind, but I

faintly
> recall reading somewhere that this may not be a good idea. It's just the
> handle mechanism by the way, not the lock. Stiff from under use most

likely.
>
>
>
> Gary.
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford.focus



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:48.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.