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Old 07-17-2012, 10:49 PM
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Mine has been doing it as well. Garage door roller lube here I come!
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Sprayed white lithium grease all of my metal on metal pivot points a few weeks ago, 2 of 4 doors were noisy. Still smooth as butter.

If they start to squeak again, I'll spray them again. So is the life of an automobile owner. You guys act like it's a horrendous defect or something lol
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The lithium I believe is going to have the same problem as it would on a garage door roller. Over time, dust and dirt will accumulate and cause the grease to dry and start squeaking again. Rather than apply over and over and create quite a mess, just use the correct type of lubricant and save yourself some time and headaches. Just my $.02



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Just find some silicone based grease and it should fix you right up.
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Had the same problem with my 2010 Ram, got the hinges replaced under warranty and no more problems..... only the bodyshop painted them closed instead of open so there not completely black, but they are going to be repainted... lucky me still under warranty
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Thanks to all for their input. Going to be bringing to the dealer to see what can be done. Have repeatedly sprayed white lithium grease, solves "creaking" for a short amount of time. Creak returns after "liberally" being sprayed.
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Thanks to all for their input. Going to be bringing to the dealer to see what can be done. Have repeatedly sprayed white lithium grease, solves "creaking" for a short amount of time. Creak returns after "liberally" being sprayed.
Rather than do that I would personally try some silicone spray first. Save yourself a day at the dealer. Unless you like going to the dealership.


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I had this very problem in my 2007 Nissan Xterra and my wife's 2008 Honda CRV. Both developed a few months after [new] purchase. Took both back to the dealership and they re-lubed the areas... for a band-aid solution at best.

THIS worked like a charm and the squeak did NOT return on either vehicle after one use [both vehicles were sold just shy of one year following application]! It's by far the best lube/grease I've ever tried. Upon spraying, it quickly dries to a long lasting, non-drip grease. Five star!

Kudos on the person who suggested the garage door lube.

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If you're using the wrong grease you are making the problem worse!!


For the same reason a Garage repair guy won't spray lithium grease on your rollers, you shouldn't on your door hinges. It causes a build up of debris, and will actually make your creak squeek squeal worse. The correct product is key to solving your issues. The dealer will probably spray it with wd-40 and send you home, then it will start squeeking again in a day or two.

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The lithium I believe is going to have the same problem as it would on a garage door roller. Over time, dust and dirt will accumulate and cause the grease to dry and start squeaking again. Rather than apply over and over and create quite a mess, just use the correct type of lubricant and save yourself some time and headaches. Just my $.02
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True. WLG was all that I had at the time.

I wonder if some Hustler silicone lube would work. I have plenty of that. Used it on a squeaky bathroom door hinge a few years ago and it's still smooth. Hmmmm.
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