Door locks on a 76.
It's almost impossible to get the driver's side door lock to unlock from the outside. Occasionally, once in a while, the key Does work. But it's rare. From the inside, one has to manipulate the locking handle several times to get the latch to unlock. The locks are manual.
I keep thinking there has to be some kind of adjustment I can do, but I can't find anything on this. Only that other people have had the same problem and suggestions for WD-40 and/or, a locksmith.
This car is in the process of restoration so having to take the door apart is not unexpected. In fact, the doors themselves are replacements, but the locks are original from the factory doors. Hence, the new doors inherited the same problem as the factory doors. I.E; the locks have a mind of their own and work...when they feel like working. The driver's side is worse than the passenger side.
Does anyone know how to cure this??? Hopefully, permanently???
If it helps, this is a 76' Stingray that I purchased in Hawaii right after the Gulf War and brought home with me to Colorado. The original door frames were rusted beyond salvage from the salty, humid air. Hence, the replacement doors. But most of the internal harware had very little rust or corrosion.