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All my door squeak really badly. I tried liquid wrench and a few other silicone based sprays to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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All my door squeak really badly. I tried liquid wrench and a few other silicone based sprays to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I use a dab of lubricant grease, find a thick gooey product that will stay on the hinge,poke it into the joint with something, I use a chain saw grease gun.
 

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I've run into this problem on many cars. As said above, anything greasy and thick will do the job. I actually didn't have anything handy once except for a bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil which was just thick enough it worked. Did not squeak again.
 

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Some have found out that the Cadillac door squeaks are not the hinges - it's the friction "door stops" which hold the door open in 2 or 3 positions - the inner slide squeaks. Takes a bit of judicious squirting with a spray tube stuck in the lubricant can nozzle.
 

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Some have found out that the Cadillac door squeaks are not the hinges - it's the friction "door stops" which hold the door open in 2 or 3 positions - the inner slide squeaks. Takes a bit of judicious squirting with a spray tube stuck in the lubricant can nozzle.
Yea that's actually what I meant. It was *NOT* the hinge on my Grand Cherokee, it WAS the door check unit and I just lubed it and no more noise.
 

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Mine is the door stop. I cant really see how to get in there, does anyone have a suggestion product wise?
 

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First try a silicone spray. It dries to essentially a clear film, so if you miss inside the door, it won't mess up the window......use the supplied red plastic tube taped to the side of the can and carefully run it in along the length of the door check rod - the black thingy on the hinge that holds the door open......where it squeaks is inside the door where there is a set of spring fingers that clamp the check in a couple of positions.
 

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First try a silicone spray. It dries to essentially a clear film, so if you miss inside the door, it won't mess up the window......use the supplied red plastic tube taped to the side of the can and carefully run it in along the length of the door check rod - the black thingy on the hinge that holds the door open......where it squeaks is inside the door where there is a set of spring fingers that clamp the check in a couple of positions.
Sub, have you ever gotten silicone spray on a window? :tisk:
 

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So it is the door stop, more specifically I think it is the hinge that is pinned to the body. On my driver door it makes a popping noise at certain spots. When I lube the hinge up and watch it as the pop happens, I can see the stop catch and then shift to create the noise. Is the pin too loose or too tight? Is there a good way to correct it? I thought I would ask before hitting it with a hammer.
 

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I have experienced that on my '97 and '92 after some years. I suspect it is wear (too loose). Short of replacing the hinge I think about all you can do is keep lubing it.
 

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My Jimmy has done this for years, its a combination of a worn hinge bushing and that door stop catch (the little wheel on an arm with the spring behind it). The only thing that stops it for any length of time for me is a dab of wheel bearing grease, on both the bushing and the stop catch. I put a good amount all over everything, then swing the door open and closed about a dozen times, and then wipe the remaining grease off with a rag. Lasts a good while, definately longer than WD 40 or silicone spray.
 

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ALL of my cars do this on the driver doors, all the rest are fine, is particularly bad when it is really hot outside. I almost wish I could just remove the door stops, chrysler calls them "door check straps". I even bought a new one for the Seville and it was only good for a while.

Maybe some High Temperature grease would work better.
 

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My Jimmy has done this for years, its a combination of a worn hinge bushing and that door stop catch (the little wheel on an arm with the spring behind it). The only thing that stops it for any length of time for me is a dab of wheel bearing grease, on both the bushing and the stop catch. I put a good amount all over everything, then swing the door open and closed about a dozen times, and then wipe the remaining grease off with a rag. Lasts a good while, definately longer than WD 40 or silicone spray.
Yup. That's the little bastard. Just try getting oil down inside the wheels "axle". :mad:
 

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Is it possible to pop that pin out? Its too tight a fit, I don't think the silicone spray was even making its way down.
 

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I got rid of the squeek by removing the spring and the little wheel (seems like a consistent theme on my beast....repair by removal....air adjust compressor for the rear end, theft deterent system, door stop, etc.). I do not believe that the pin can be knocked out (or at least I couldn't get it out).

Without the door stop, it is a pain the can because the door will easily swing open w/ the wind....potentially dinging cars parked next door...also, the door will nail you in the back when you have the door open and you're getting something out from the interior of the car.
 
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