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Old 07-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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the lower hinge on my drivers door grinds something fierce. its starting to get a little rust on the wheel and detent arm. Ive lubed it with white lithium grease several times and it only lasts a day or two. the dealer says they have to replace the hinge to fix it. not looking forward to that. any others have this issue? my warranty is up in 5k, and even though i reported it while still under warranty, they said they wont fix it after 60k. sounds like horseshit to me. when I bought the truck and the goldseal extended warranty, I was told that it extended all coverage to 100k for everything. now they are backing down from that claim. starting to sound like all I did was prepay for overpriced oil changes.
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I've had similar things happen on several vehicles & all because the door was too heavy for the hinges. Simple fix -- get a piece of 2"x4" & a hydraulic jack, then placing the piece of wood @ the bottom of the door, gently jack it up -- and I do mean gently. You'll have to trial & error a few times to see how far you need to go, but that little trick has worked on every vehicle I've used it on & usually I didn't have to do it again for 2 or 3 years.
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I had the same problem but used white grease on the hinges and it, seemed to do the trickand that was two months ago.
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Whenever mine starts squeaking(every few months) I spray it down with dish soap/water (degreaser) to clean it then spray it with some sort of oil to lubricate it. Seems like it lasts longer every time I do it.
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The creaking/groaning door issue is very common. I notice it more on my rear doors on my quad cab. Not sure if it's because those doors get opened a lot less often than my drivers door.

The tip about cleaning the hinges with a degreaser, dry, then relube with white lithium grease is excellent advice. You want to remove the old grease/crud/dirt before putting down a fresh coat of grease.

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