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After a long, hard winter, my passenger door has started to creak, what should I use to loosen it up? Also do I just put on all the parts that connect the door to the body?
 

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White grease in a spray can. should do - hinges and even metal edges making "unauthorized" noises. a little here, a little there until the noise goes away.
 

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You should be able to get it most anywhere, but take a good close look at where it has to go. Some of those moving parts in the hinge are pretty tight and I suspect you may not get any grease in there. Might be better of with a few drops of motor oil. At least it will seep in. That's what I use FWIW, if the grease does not work.
 

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If the store goes :hmm: ask for "lithium" grease. you can also get it in a small tube and apply with your finger to work it into the cracks like you would with bearings or such (but the grease has a bit of a smell to it like gear oil, if you don't wish to get your hands soiled)
 

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I use WD-40; it displaces water (hence the name) and blasts away rust/crud.
WD-40 is too toy for this problem. Agreed that it's wonderful to lubricate and loosen crud, but too thin and dissipates too fast for the lasting results needed for heavy metal hinges and certainly wouldn't work well on scrapping metal to metal.
 

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Go with Ranger's suggestion...white grease works the best. Spray it on and after wipe some vasoline into the hinges this works to repel water and such.
 
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