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Author Topic: Y10 boot lock problem.  (Read 967 times)
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« on: 27 July, 2021, 09:29:37 AM »

The new owner of the Y10 Fire LX that Kevinlincs restored and sold through Matthewsons was at the AGM with its new owners. On the way though the catch on the boot lock failed.

There are two claws that should spring together when the boot is slammed so holding it in place. One of these was springing but the other was flopping around aimlessly so the boot wouldn't fasten. This isn't a massive problem as the tailgate is heavy enough to stay closed but you do get noise, possibly fumes, and a definite lack of security.

I have been asked if I have a spare I've looked it out and cleaned it up but come to the conclusion that they are unlikely to break.

There are three moving parts and a spring. The moving parts are fastened with pivots that are heavily riveted in place. All three parts of the problem one were still in place so what I suspect has happened is either the return spring has come unhooked or that one part of  mechanism has jumped position.

It should be possible to unhook the spring, move the parts back in to the correct position then reattach the spring so curing the problem.

Here are some pictures; front and back with the catch open, front and back with the catch closed and one with the spring unhooked and the parts out of position.

I'll try and give an update as things progress.

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« Reply #1 on: 27 July, 2021, 10:26:18 AM »

It does look very sturdy seems strange it has failed.

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« Reply #2 on: 27 July, 2021, 11:25:42 AM »

These things happen after bodywork where dust accumulates and stops the mechanism working. I have had in a "sealed" brake light switch...

Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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« Reply #3 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:28:51 AM »

I ought to clarify that the lock pictured is my good one with the final picture showing my attempt to replicate the problem by removing the spring and deliberately moving the parts out of alignment. When cleaning it up I found there was a lot of old grease hardened into the mechanism. I could imagine such a build up, especially if augmented with dust from sanding bodywork, contributing to the failure experienced.
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