Re: {Chrysler 300} Fwd: Slammed door now stuck on '65
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Re: {Chrysler 300} Fwd: Slammed door now stuck on '65



I have had great success with 50-50 mix of ATF and Acetone.
Ray Jones

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 4:11 PM Ronald Klinczar <rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for the tip! 

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 1:09 PM Richard Dutkiewicz <rdr_inc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Spray spray spray! And NOT WD40. Be patient.

Rick Dutkiewicz Haynes 



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From: Rich Barber <c300@xxxxxxx>
Date: 2021-01-19 1:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 'Ronald Klinczar' <rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx>, 'Shaw' <m.hopkins@xxxxxxx>
Cc: 'Keith Boonstra' <kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, chrysler-300-club-international@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: {Chrysler 300} Fwd: Slammed door now stuck on '65

Good morning Ron:

 

As a retired professional mechanical engineer and having been in responsible charge of maintenance for many years, I suggest this sage (?) advice.  “Don’t force it—just get a bigger hammer”  Seriously, as you note the push button can be partially depressed, you might give it a few smacks with a rubber or plastic mallet.  Dynamic impact can be up to five times static load.  Do keep us posted on the case of the stuck door.  News of your stuck door and the many suggestions you receive make better reading than anything in the newspaper these daze.

 

Rich B. in sunny, dry and very windy Bay Area of CA,

 

From: chrysler-300-club-international@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <chrysler-300-club-international@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Ronald Klinczar
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:12 AM
To: Shaw <m.hopkins@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Keith Boonstra <kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; chrysler-300-club-international@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: {Chrysler 300} Fwd: Slammed door now stuck on '65

 

Thanks.   One thing I want to do is have my strong as an ox son come over and see if he can put a little more force on that outside door button.   It feels like it might want to go in and release the door.

 

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 9:35 PM Shaw <m.hopkins@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Ron - just a thought, but you may want to call AAA  and get them to “break into” the car. They have tools that should ensure no damage. Once the door is freed up, you’ll then be able to more easily remove the door panel to fix the problem. 

Had the same problem with my ‘66 brand X Mustang a few years ago. 

Mark 

Mark Hopkins

403 660-0505

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On Jan 18, 2021, at 6:19 PM, Keith Boonstra <kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



Since neither inside nor outside handle will release the latch, I think the problem is likely in the lock mechanism, not the latch itself - especially when you mention that the lock button does not move over its entire travel path.

 

One idea sounds like something way too easy to actually work - and maybe others would know - but might it possibly free up if you shot a load of WD-40 right down the lock rod? Or maybe even give a long shot of the WD straight into the door lock keyhole. I’m thinking it just might find its way magically down to where the mech is stuck and release it. Little harm, cost, or time lost in trying that anyway.

 

I don’t have a ‘65, but I think a good place to start sorting it out would be to remove the door panel from the drivers door and examine very carefully what moves to make what happen. Then maybe you can figure out what part needs to be jimmied which way, and with what shape of bar or hook you could go down next to the glass in the passenger door, to get the lock mech to allow the latch mech to work again.

 

It’s not likely anything is broke. It probably just lost its lube and stuck in a bad position. And to make matters worse, the white lithium “grease” that was originally slathered liberally on every functioning part of the door, lock, and glass mechanisms would have certainly dried out 35 years ago into a state similar to old plaster. Scrape and clean that out wherever you can and re-lube it all with something more permanently pliable like wheel bearing grease - or even lanolin based Fluid Film which never dries out.

 

Hopefully you find a quick fix. Good luck with it, Ron, and let us know what finally works short of calling on your fire and rescue bud to use his Hurst Jaws of Life.

 

Keith Boonstra

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On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 6:18 PM Ronald Klinczar <rjklinczar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

Folks,

 

My passenger door on my Chrysler 300 always has closed perfectly.   Last week, for some reason, it only half way closed.   In response, and without thinking, I reopened and slammed it closed.

 

Forgot about it for the week, and now I find the push button will not engage, the Inside door latch will not open the door, and ⁹the lock button is not fully able to move.  The door is stuck closed. Any idea what I should do?

 

Ron Klinczar

'65 300 in Ice Blue

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