2003 Ford Ranger Lock issue

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#1

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Anyways, I have a 2003 Ford Ranger with 64,000 miles and recently my lock has begun to make a strange sound when I use my remote control key to lock the door. It sounds like it’s trying to lock the door multiple times in rapid succession. If a normal lock makes a “jer” sound, then the new sound is a louder “jerjerjerj”. Hopefully that’s not too confusing. The lock still would lock even with the noise, but then a couple of days ago it started not locking, and I have to insert my key and manually lock the door. Any information would be appreciated.

#2

If the battery is original, replace it. If not, let an auto parts store check the battery and alternator, free.
After that, if the problem continues, it’s a mechanic/automotive electrician thing.