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Old 09-17-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Well, I got my 01 International 3000ic home, and the battery door lock is jammed. It's unlatched but door is stuck tight. Any ideas on how to get it open? Preferably without total destruction of the door?
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:12 PM   #2
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Welcome. Go to the UserCP and fill out your profile so we can better address your concerns. Location and bus info is helpful.

Hinge is probably rusted close. Soak the door hinge in penetrating oil . let sit a bit, then pry it open with a thin prybar.
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PB Blaster is good as well. Pretty much any thing like that or WD-40. Are you absolutely sure it's the hinge and not the actual latch itself that's stuck?
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Spray all around the latch mechanism also.
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:30 PM   #5
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PB Blaster is good as well. Pretty much any thing like that or WD-40. Are you absolutely sure it's the hinge and not the actual latch itself that's stuck?
I'm still not too sure, Cheese Wagon... I know I'm aggravated, because I'm having engine problems, and I need to jump it to see if it fires off, so my brother in law can listen to it, and tell me what's up!
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You might try some heat with a propane torch to see if expansion / contraction helps work it loose.
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:23 PM   #7
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Well, I got my 01 International 3000ic home, and the battery door lock is jammed. It's unlatched but door is stuck tight. Any ideas on how to get it open? Preferably without total destruction of the door?
If it is the long black latch there is a threaded screw inside of the latch that may be too long and it is catching. Gently pry or wedge the center of the door which will shorten the length of the door. Then the screw may release.

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Another possability is that it is the door itself that is jammed up (perhaps with rust). Again, penetrating oil blasted along the door edges, hinge, lock may free it up. Be sure to let it sit for a long while to give the oil a chance to do its thing. You may need to wrap along the edges of the door with your palm to help break it loose.


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I got it!!!! A few swift kicks, and the words "open f*cling sesame, and she popped right open... Not sure if it was the swift kicks, the cursing or the "magic words", but it's open, batteries charging!
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That is precisely what it looks like on the inside! Going to hit it with my dremel and a wire brush, due to it being rusted to hell and back...
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I got it!!!! A few swift kicks, and the words "open f*cling sesame, and she popped right open... Not sure if it was the swift kicks, the cursing or the "magic words", but it's open, batteries charging!
I, for one, am a firm believer in the power of Herculean-Atlasian language in persuading stubborn equipment. Glad you got it open. Be sure to lube everything thoroughly and see that everything is working freely before closing it again.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:25 AM   #12
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garage door track lube works wonders on locks and latchey hingey thingies. to keep them free even through winters..
white lithium grease is another good thing to keep around..
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