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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-26-07, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Loading door hinge problems

While under warrenty, the side loading door hinges became very sticky. The door was very hard to close so I had the dealer replace the hinges. After brining it back twice for them to adjust (misaligned and wind noise) I adjusted the hinges myself. My problem is at 60K miles, the hinges they part in are sticking now. Has anyone else experienced this, and what should be done? WD-40 doesn't do the trick.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-08, 04:31 PM
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Re: Loading door hinge problems

I've got several problem hinges on my vans. Rusting up is a natural hazard of any exposed hinge.

My mechanic drilled a small hole through the door half of the hinge just deep enough to expose the hinge pin. Then he sprayed penetrating oil with grease, not WD40, into the hole and opened and closed the door a few times, then repeated. Each time rust would come out and the door would open and close easier.

Alternatively, you could put some Zerk fittings in the hole (make sure the spot doesn't conflict with opening the door) and squirt grease in the hinge.

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