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Old 07-07-2015, 04:21 AM   #1
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Door lock mechanism

I have a 2013 FC 25. Attached is a picture of the door lock. There are four screws that are constantly coming loose, this picture shows one of them. It was so bad at one point, the screw heads were jammed and we had a hard time getting the door open from the outside.

Are these bolts? Maybe the nut came off?

Am I making a mistake using loctite?

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Old 07-07-2015, 06:54 AM   #2
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Use a drop of blue Loc Tite on the errant bolts. I have done that on several metal to metal fastenings on my trailer. It has stopped repeated loosening.

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Old 07-09-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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You need to grease that latch! The rust colored powder indicates its dry....i lube mine all the time and it keeps it working great. On the loose fasteners the blue loctite is the hot ticket.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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A little BLUE loctite as mentioned. Not the red! Should fix the loosening, single drop on the tip should do it. Work the latch a bit while it sets up so any drip out doesn't lock anything that shouldn't.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:42 AM   #5
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Nail polish. I have had good results with nail polish on screws around locking mechanisms. If that doesn't work then I would likely go with Loctite. I'm always concerned, can I get it out if I need it to break loose. The nail polish tip came from a locksmith.

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Old 11-16-2017, 12:36 PM   #6
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What do you guys use to lube the latch?

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