Originally Posted by cyhill99
yeah my problem is with the actual lock. i can use the power locks fine in the summer on both doors no problem, but as soon as the cold weather kicks in my lock will basically freeze. i would hit the keyless entry 2 times to unlock all doors and the passenger door would stick. ill even try to unlock the door with my key and it wont work. i am going to try the bumper kit.
Um, I'm not sure the bumper kit is the problem here. All the mechanisms (key in the lock, or the manual plastic slide on the inside door handle, or the power lock solenoids) all converge on the latch mechanism inside the end of the door where the striker hits. That mechanism is apparently so dry that the lock/unlock pieces are not slidely smoothly, but getting hung up. You need to get some lubricant right in there on the latch, and in fact from what I remember of fighting with a Buick Regal door, the lock portion is at the _bottom_ of the latch.
If you're going to open up the door anyway, great; put a bumper kit in if you have one, but be sure to lube the latch thoroughly while you have access, and don't put the door panels back on until you know it'* working again.