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Old 06-18-2009, 14:48   #1 (permalink)
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Lubing a sliding door

Great site! Looks very useful.

Anyway on to business.
One of the sliding doors on our 06 Freestar has started
making a little noise and slides a little rough. Is there a "proper" way to lube it and what type of lube to use? Thanks
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Great site! Looks very useful.

Anyway on to business.
One of the sliding doors on our 06 Freestar has started
making a little noise and slides a little rough. Is there a "proper" way to lube it and what type of lube to use? Thanks


Hello and good day:

First I would suggest you use a good amount of WD-40, or Liquid Wrench on the Upper, and lower hinges.

If this does not do the trick...try some type of grease. Check with you local Auto Parts store. I would think a good Bearing Type.
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Re: Lubing a sliding door

Yes, water resistant heavy duty grease would be my choice. WD40 is more of a temp fix on things that see moisture on a regular basis. A tip: spray the weatherstripping down with silicone spray ($4/can). This will prevent the weatherstripping on the door and on the door frame from sticking in very cold, and very hot weather. It'll also prolong the life of the rubber and create a better seal.
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Yes, water resistant heavy duty grease would be my choice. WD40 is more of a temp fix on things that see moisture on a regular basis. A tip: spray the weatherstripping down with silicone spray ($4/can). This will prevent the weatherstripping on the door and on the door frame from sticking in very cold, and very hot weather. It'll also prolong the life of the rubber and create a better seal.




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Dealer suggested white lithium grease, I think there is some around here in a spray can somewhere.
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Yes, you can use a spray, but I'd use the gel type grease for the best results. Sprays will wash away faster, but it is more convenient and not as messy.
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