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Old 25 Nov 2008, 07:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange problem. A
few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one direction in
the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns clockwise which
unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also only turns clockwise
which in this case locks the doors. It used to turn both directions.
When I mentioned this to the Service guy at Toyota he kind of blew me
off with how much a new key would cost. Is there anything I can do to
get the key to open and lock both doors? I know I can use the remote key
opener but would like the key to work as it used to.

Dave
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Old 25 Nov 2008, 10:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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> Dave Roberts wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange problem. A
>> few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one direction in the
>> doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns clockwise which
>> unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also only turns clockwise
>> which in this case locks the doors. It used to turn both directions. When
>> I mentioned this to the Service guy at Toyota he kind of blew me off with
>> how much a new key would cost. Is there anything I can do to get the key
>> to open and lock both doors? I know I can use the remote key opener but
>> would like the key to work as it used to.
>>
>> Dave

>
> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but if
> it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40 evaporates.
> It's also pretty toxic...


What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.

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Old 25 Nov 2008, 11:34 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Dave Roberts wrote:
> Hi
>
> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange problem. A
> few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one direction in
> the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns clockwise which
> unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also only turns clockwise
> which in this case locks the doors. It used to turn both directions.
> When I mentioned this to the Service guy at Toyota he kind of blew me
> off with how much a new key would cost. Is there anything I can do to
> get the key to open and lock both doors? I know I can use the remote key
> opener but would like the key to work as it used to.
>
> Dave


The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 12:07 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Sharx35 wrote:
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> "Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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>> Dave Roberts wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
>>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one
>>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns
>>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also
>>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used to
>>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
>>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost. Is
>>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both doors? I
>>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to work
>>> as it used to.
>>>
>>> Dave

>>
>> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
>> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
>> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
>> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...

>
> What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
> poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.



The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you apply
it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk of
cancer later in life.
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 12:33 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Nov 26, 10:07 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> Sharx35 wrote:
>
> > "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
> >news:_n4Xk.103$b05.44@newsfe06.iad...
> >> Dave Roberts wrote:
> >>> Hi

>
> >>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
> >>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one
> >>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns
> >>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also
> >>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used to
> >>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
> >>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost. Is
> >>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both doors? I
> >>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to work
> >>> as it used to.

>
> >>> Dave

>
> >> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
> >> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
> >> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
> >> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...

>
> > What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
> > poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.

>
> The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you apply
> it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk of
> cancer later in life.



I wouldn't want to drink or intentionally inhale the stuff, but the
ingredients listed in WD-40's MSDS seem less toxic than, oh, say
filling up with gasoline (which contains cancer-causing benzene, etc.)

http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf

On benzene in gasoline:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...020902055.html

Best regards,

Michael
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Old 27 Nov 2008, 12:49 am   #6 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> On Nov 26, 10:07 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
>> Sharx35 wrote:
>>
>>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>>> news:_n4Xk.103$b05.44@newsfe06.iad...
>>>> Dave Roberts wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
>>>>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one
>>>>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns
>>>>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also
>>>>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used to
>>>>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
>>>>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost. Is
>>>>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both doors? I
>>>>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to work
>>>>> as it used to.
>>>>> Dave
>>>> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
>>>> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
>>>> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
>>>> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...
>>> What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
>>> poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.

>> The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you apply
>> it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk of
>> cancer later in life.

>
>
> I wouldn't want to drink or intentionally inhale the stuff, but the
> ingredients listed in WD-40's MSDS seem less toxic than, oh, say
> filling up with gasoline (which contains cancer-causing benzene, etc.)
>
> http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf
>
> On benzene in gasoline:
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...020902055.html
>
> Best regards,
>
> Michael



Agreed on gasoline. I try not to work with raw gas, either. When
filling the car I keep my head out of any vapor plume. You folks may
laugh, but cancer will be affecting at least one in three of us by the
time we are middle aged. If I could run my car on light machine oil, I
would. ;-)
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Old 27 Nov 2008, 01:11 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
>> On Nov 26, 10:07 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
>>> Sharx35 wrote:
>>>
>>>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:_n4Xk.103$b05.44@newsfe06.iad...
>>>>> Dave Roberts wrote:
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
>>>>>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one
>>>>>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns
>>>>>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also
>>>>>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used to
>>>>>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
>>>>>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost. Is
>>>>>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both doors? I
>>>>>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to work
>>>>>> as it used to.
>>>>>> Dave
>>>>> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
>>>>> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
>>>>> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
>>>>> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...
>>>> What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
>>>> poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.
>>> The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you apply
>>> it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk of
>>> cancer later in life.

>>
>>
>> I wouldn't want to drink or intentionally inhale the stuff, but the
>> ingredients listed in WD-40's MSDS seem less toxic than, oh, say
>> filling up with gasoline (which contains cancer-causing benzene, etc.)
>>
>> http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf
>>
>> On benzene in gasoline:
>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...020902055.html
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Michael

>
>
> Agreed on gasoline. I try not to work with raw gas, either. When
> filling the car I keep my head out of any vapor plume. You folks may
> laugh, but cancer will be affecting at least one in three of us by the
> time we are middle aged. If I could run my car on light machine oil, I
> would. ;-)


I hear you. My sarcasm was due to, in my opinion, the over concern these
days for things supposedly toxic.
Seems we went from one extreme to the other.



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Old 01 Dec 2008, 11:39 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Nov 26, 11:11 pm, "Sharx35" <shar...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>
> news:RAqXk.3106$Jl5.1881@newsfe19.iad...
>
>
>
> > mrdarr...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> On Nov 26, 10:07 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> >>> Sharx35 wrote:

>
> >>>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
> >>>>news:_n4Xk.103$b05.44@newsfe06.iad...
> >>>>> Dave Roberts wrote:
> >>>>>> Hi
> >>>>>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
> >>>>>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in one
> >>>>>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key turns
> >>>>>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it also
> >>>>>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used to
> >>>>>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
> >>>>>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost. Is
> >>>>>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both doors? I
> >>>>>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to work
> >>>>>> as it used to.
> >>>>>> Dave
> >>>>> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
> >>>>> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
> >>>>> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
> >>>>> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...
> >>>> What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to get
> >>>> poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.
> >>> The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you apply
> >>> it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk of
> >>> cancer later in life.

>
> >> I wouldn't want to drink or intentionally inhale the stuff, but the
> >> ingredients listed in WD-40's MSDS seem less toxic than, oh, say
> >> filling up with gasoline (which contains cancer-causing benzene, etc.)

>
> >>http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf

>
> >> On benzene in gasoline:
> >>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...07/02/09/AR200...

>
> >> Best regards,

>
> >> Michael

>
> > Agreed on gasoline. I try not to work with raw gas, either. When
> > filling the car I keep my head out of any vapor plume. You folks may
> > laugh, but cancer will be affecting at least one in three of us by the
> > time we are middle aged. If I could run my car on light machine oil, I
> > would. ;-)

>
> I hear you. My sarcasm was due to, in my opinion, the over concern these
> days for things supposedly toxic.
> Seems we went from one extreme to the other.



Ever had barbecue? You're gonna die!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzopyrene
"Benzo[a]pyrene is found in coal tar, in automobile exhaust fumes
(especially from diesel engines), tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke,
incense smoke, wood smoke, and in charbroiled food. Recent studies
have revealed that levels of benzo[a]pyrene in burnt toast are
significantly higher than once thought, although it is unproven
whether burnt toast is itself carcinogenic."

Ever eaten peanuts? You're gonna die!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aflatoxin
"Virtually all sources of commercial peanut butter contain minute
quantities of aflatoxin, but it is usually far below the US Food and
Drug Administration's (FDA) recommended safe level."

Ok, I'll stop now... <grin>

Michael
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 12:04 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Leftie wrote:
> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with light
> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40, but
> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic.

=========
I have a small can of aerosol "graphited lock fluid" that has lasted
for decades.
Light oil carrier with graphite powder and a thin plastic curved
nozzle to spray into the lock.
Seems to work well for me in all types of lock cylinders. Whenever I
notice less than smooth action in the pins, I spray some as
preventative measure.
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 10:03 pm   #10 (permalink)
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<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Nov 26, 11:11 pm, "Sharx35" <shar...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>>
>> news:RAqXk.3106$Jl5.1881@newsfe19.iad...
>>
>>
>>
>> > mrdarr...@gmail.com wrote:
>> >> On Nov 26, 10:07 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
>> >>> Sharx35 wrote:

>>
>> >>>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>> >>>>news:_n4Xk.103$b05.44@newsfe06.iad...
>> >>>>> Dave Roberts wrote:
>> >>>>>> Hi
>> >>>>>> I have a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE and it has developed a strange
>> >>>>>> problem. A few months back I noticed that the key only turns in
>> >>>>>> one
>> >>>>>> direction in the doors to the car. On the drivers side the key
>> >>>>>> turns
>> >>>>>> clockwise which unlocks the doors and on the passenger side it
>> >>>>>> also
>> >>>>>> only turns clockwise which in this case locks the doors. It used
>> >>>>>> to
>> >>>>>> turn both directions. When I mentioned this to the Service guy at
>> >>>>>> Toyota he kind of blew me off with how much a new key would cost.
>> >>>>>> Is
>> >>>>>> there anything I can do to get the key to open and lock both
>> >>>>>> doors? I
>> >>>>>> know I can use the remote key opener but would like the key to
>> >>>>>> work
>> >>>>>> as it used to.
>> >>>>>> Dave
>> >>>>> The first thing to try is lubricating the lock cylinders with
>> >>>>> light
>> >>>>> machine oil. NOT graphite, which can gum it up. You can use WD-40,
>> >>>>> but
>> >>>>> if it works, add the light machine oil as well, because WD-40
>> >>>>> evaporates. It's also pretty toxic...
>> >>>> What does it matter if it is toxic Nothing in the door is going to
>> >>>> get
>> >>>> poisoned. Oil, in my experience attracts dirt and grunge.
>> >>> The toxic stuff evaporates quickly - you breath it in as you
>> >>> apply
>> >>> it. It isn't going to send you to the ER, but it increases your risk
>> >>> of
>> >>> cancer later in life.

>>
>> >> I wouldn't want to drink or intentionally inhale the stuff, but the
>> >> ingredients listed in WD-40's MSDS seem less toxic than, oh, say
>> >> filling up with gasoline (which contains cancer-causing benzene, etc.)

>>
>> >>http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf

>>
>> >> On benzene in gasoline:
>> >>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...07/02/09/AR200...

>>
>> >> Best regards,

>>
>> >> Michael

>>
>> > Agreed on gasoline. I try not to work with raw gas, either. When
>> > filling the car I keep my head out of any vapor plume. You folks may
>> > laugh, but cancer will be affecting at least one in three of us by the
>> > time we are middle aged. If I could run my car on light machine oil, I
>> > would. ;-)

>>
>> I hear you. My sarcasm was due to, in my opinion, the over concern these
>> days for things supposedly toxic.
>> Seems we went from one extreme to the other.

>
>
> Ever had barbecue? You're gonna die!
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzopyrene
> "Benzo[a]pyrene is found in coal tar, in automobile exhaust fumes
> (especially from diesel engines), tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke,
> incense smoke, wood smoke, and in charbroiled food. Recent studies
> have revealed that levels of benzo[a]pyrene in burnt toast are
> significantly higher than once thought, although it is unproven
> whether burnt toast is itself carcinogenic."
>
> Ever eaten peanuts? You're gonna die!
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aflatoxin
> "Virtually all sources of commercial peanut butter contain minute
> quantities of aflatoxin, but it is usually far below the US Food and
> Drug Administration's (FDA) recommended safe level."
>
> Ok, I'll stop now... <grin>
>
> Michael


So, avoid all the fun foods and live to 90 instead of 89??!! **** it, I'll
enjoy my burnt toast and peanut butter, thank you.



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