My lock is sticking in one direction
Ever since the weather got cold (but still above freezing), I've occasionally had a hard time opening my driver'* door with the key. I can turn it to the right (lock) as much as I want, but sometimes, it feels like if I turn it any harder to unlock, the key will snap off.
Tonight, it was so bad that I had to open my other door and hit the power lock, which isn't affected at all.
I had this problem about a month ago (but not this badly), so I used some dry graphite lube, which seemed to help a little. I also noticed the three bolts on the end of the door were very loose, so I tightened those up with a little blue Loctite.
Any tricks to get the locks turning smoothly before I start jumping over the console?
2007 Pontiac G5
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Stock engine ate transmission.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE - Cammed engine ate transmission.