Boot lock dis-assembly

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Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by D366Y » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Evening all! I've done the hard part and got the boot lock out of the car, and have started to take it apart to clean it up along with the door lock, but can't for the life of me figure out how to get the cover off the tumblers so I can clean that bit up.... any ideas please?

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:05 pm

Let's hope it's not held in by a roll pin like the door lock! :) :sorry:

Sorry Danny, I can't help with the boot lock and I can't really see from the photo what you need to do.

:goodluck: with it.

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:17 pm

I found this in the Haynes manual, if it helps.

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Or is that the stage you're already at?

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by STEVEW » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 pm

Hello D366Y.

It looks like you are at the stage where you need to remove the circlip.

The lock assembly on our car was disassembled to the point as in the diagram provided by Andrew.
The whole thing had seized solid.
The barrel assembly was soaked in 2-stroke mixture for 36 hours.
Why 2-stroke? It was something we had plenty of at the time, which worked.
Why 36 hours? It seemed a good idea at the time.
The barrel was then carefully worked to and fro with the key.
In between this action it was swilled in petrol and blown out with compressed air and lubricated with WD 40. This was repeated until it felt fine.
You’ll see on the diagram the washer – item C.
I replaced this with a suitable thin O-ring.
Since the final lubrication and fitting of the lock assembly it has been OK.

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by D366Y » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:23 pm

Thanks for the replies and Andrew thanks for the picture from Haynes - I'm at that stage currently and what I'm at now is part E on your picture (the lock barrel) is separate from everything else bit of like to get at the tumblers in the same way you can with the door locks but currently for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the black cover off of the tumblers section

The part you press into the car boot to open it looks like a cover for the tumblers inside but I'm wary of damaging it trying to get at them and clean it up

What a pain!

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:54 am

Are you actually having problems with the lock? If not, I'd be tempted to leave it.

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:32 am

:agree: ,I use aerosol degreaser ( change the nozzle for a CRC one with the straw ) and give it a good blast alternating between degreaser and compressed air and you will get it pretty clean. Some times you have to be just a little to brave to pull fiddly things to bits.
I read somewhere that a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone is unbeatable for this sort of cleaning ......must actually get round to trying it instead of just telling peeps about it :whistle:
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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by D366Y » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:54 am
Are you actually having problems with the lock? If not, I'd be tempted to leave it.

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See I'm in two minds about this - I thought that while it's out of the car anyway I might as well try and clean it up in the same way I have with the door lock, rather than putting it back in the car and having problems with it further down the line as it's a pig to get out! :lol:

If no-one knows how to get it off I'll leave it, it's not the end of the world, just wanted to be as thorough as possible really :)

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by stevemarl » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:02 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:54 am
If not, I'd be tempted to leave it.
:agree: Many times I`ve got to 99% perfection with a job then in trying to get the last 1% you break / scratch / lose something and end up needing to replace. As others have said, give it a good soaking and then a good lube it`ll be absolutely fine (you can always give it a spray each service to reassure yourself.)

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by Bug » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:26 am

From distant memory, I think I took off the circlip at the bottom.
You can then withdraw the centre section. But........... beware, the tumblers may well do an impression of the Red Devils parachute team exiting an aircraft!
You need a quick eye to note which one went where, as if you put them together wrong it'll never match the key.
I did this way back in the early 90s when scrapped Capris were ten a penny and I used to pick them up for £50 and completely dismantle them for spares. So I had the opportunity to take bits apart just out of curiosity.
In your case, I would strongly recommend what everyone else is saying.
Soak it well, flush and repeat until no more crud comes out.

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Re: Boot lock dis-assembly

Post by D366Y » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:06 am

Thanks for the replies guys - I think that's what I'll do!

Soak it and stick it back together after I've resprayed it :)

Thanks guys
Danny

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