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Old 07-18-2012, 06:28 PM
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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.
That is exactly what you need and you should never have to worry about your hinges again. My drivers door (only one i've sprayed) is smoother than all my others doors. Just because of this thread, when I get home I will be applying to the other three non-squeaking doors just to cover all my bases.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:31 PM
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Just make sure you clean with an industrial cleaner to remove all previous grease and debris. I would maybe spray some starter fluid or something with a high ethanol content to clean it, wipe it down good. Then apply the silicone grease and you will be good to go.

**WILL NOT WORK if you just spray over the old gooped up grease.
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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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Not sure who this was directed to, but....


The link I posted is for garage door hinges AND the rollers. My Apple Door's guy uses the exact same thing on our annual garage door inspections. In fact, he is the one who suggested after being at the house and hearing me open the door to my two month old Nissan Xterra.

It worked for me.... on two vehicles!

For well less than ten bucks a can, it's well worth a shot.

FYI: The crew who services all of our 20-plus firehouse bay doors every six months, use the exact same product.
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Glad I'm not the only one with this issue, It's definitely a groan or creak than a squeak.
Reading this thread, seems to be the prevailing answer would be the lithium grease-lube thing? Just spray it on the hinges or is there a way to remove a pin like a front house door and lube the pin then re-insert or just spray it on and it'll soak in?
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
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Not sure who this was directed to, but....
Sorry about that I'm still new to these forums and picking up how to 'quote' and things like that.

That comment was suggested to the people who were considering taking it to the dealer and who have been using White Lithium Grease. I agree with you completely on the silicone based and also suggested it previously.

Sorry for not clarifying.

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I literally just noticed this last week. My driver door on my 11 Laramie Crew and 1 of the back doors was groaning and driving me nuts. Got a can of silicone spray at home with my trucks name on it. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:54 PM
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It's the hot weather drying up all the cheap lube he dealer uses. That time of year fellas! I need some on my sunroof hinges. They sound pretty bad when it's been in the sun all day.
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Just started noticing this myself now that its been staying over 100F, thought i was gettin in the dump truck the other day.
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And here I thought it was all the dirt and mud from parking my truck in a ditch full of water one night. I know what I'm doing on my next day off. Been to the dealer twice for this issue thinking they failed to clean the dirt out properly after the accident. I know they used WLG both times so I have some cleaning to do.
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I sprayed WD40 down where the door sits on the pin, You have to use the straw to get to it. Got to spray it between the pin and the bracket that goes over the pin that connects to the door. Did it almost 3 months ago and not a squeek since!
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