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Yakima Heavy... | Answered on Apr 26, 2012

When mine did the same thing, I just sprayed each mechanism with some spray lubricant to free it up, worked great. Same in the latches. WD-40 to the rescue.

Yakima Skybox... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011

I'm having the same problem! Did you ever find a solution? I was thinking of taking the whole rack apart.

Yakima Little... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

sounds like a pressure issue ( binding problem ) --- when you go to lock the locks ( with the skis and/or snowboard on rack ) try and push down hard on the rack while you turn the locks,, this might get the pressure off enough to allow the lock cams to pass. if this does not work then the next thing to do is to file down and modify the lock cams so they turn easier without binding. if you do not have the tools to do this modification then you can always go down to your local locksmith shop ( with the skis/snowboard on the rack ) and have them do the modifications -- the shop will only charge you around 10 to 15 dollars for this service.
I hope this helps,


Yakima Fat Cat 6... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

You have to replace the SKS cores you don't want with mates to the ones you do want.

I would suggest replacing the snowboard cores with ones that are the same # as your towers since then you are only replacing 2 cores instead of 4 and it is cheaper.

The key should have a number on it that tells you what core it goes too. You can either contact yakima and get the exact cores you need or go into your local dealer and see if they have them in stock or can order for you.

Yakima Sks Lock... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

if you don't find a tire and want to sell the 2 tires you have, i will take them off your hands:)  1 working stroller is better than 2 non-working ones!

Yakima Bug... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010

The main web page for Yakima Products, Inc. provides a search feature that will match up the rack model you need for your particular car. They will also be able to supply a manual for any model they sell. Included is the website link!


Yakima Cycling | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

You can buy replacement skewers at your local bike shop or bikepartsexpress.com. You might try spraying some penetrating oil (like Liquid Wrench) on the nut and then turning the bike on it's side for awhile to let the liquid penetrate the threads. If that doesn't work then I'm afraid your choices are 1. a big wrench, 2. a dremel tool or as you have already used 3. the hacksaw. When you do get new skewers be sure and unscrew the nut and put some light oil on the threads every few months.

Yakima... | Answered on May 14, 2010

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