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CALPATHY

Worn out key won't open rear gate

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The other day I tried to open my rear gate door on my 97' Pathy which hasn't been opened for some time.  The window would open but the gate no go, key would not turn left. I gave it the Boeshield T-9 treatment which worked on the passenger door lock in the past, this time it didn't work.  Then I tried lock lube with graphite, did not work either.  I decided to try to force it and took out a copy of my Nissan key which is all metal as I was afraid the OEM Nissan key's plastic would break and voila it opened without any force whatsoever.  Funny thing is the original key works on any other lock but the rear gate door, probably because it is rarely used.  Got couple of new keys made and they work as well.

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When that happens it's one of 3 things (or a combination of them): a very worn key, a very worn lock mechanism or it's simply stuck. We have a Sentra at home and I just replaced all 3 locks (doors and trunk) because a similar thing happened.

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