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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987 Reply with quote

HI All,

I have a Vanagon 1987, Automatic transmission equipped with power windows. The car work very good. Suddenly today i can not open the hatch back door.
Usually each time i unlock the driver door then the hatch back door automatic open too but now I can not open the hatch back door. Even i insert the key in for manual open, the key can not fully turn to the right. Please help and show me how to correct this problem.

Thanks so much,
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987 Reply with quote

Can you turn the key to the right at all? Like 45 degrees or so. If so, try to push the knob with the key in that position. It should open. Note that you cannot remove the key in that position, but you should be able to open the hatch.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987 Reply with quote

Hi ALL,

Thanks for the quickly response. It is work now. appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987 Reply with quote

Use a high-quality silicon lube for the tumbler and the turning mechanism. That solved my own horrible problems. Tri-Flo is expensive, but wonderful.

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