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Roller lubrication on door hinges #5395214 04/06/20 07:45 AM
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I had a look at my driver’s side door hinge of my 2008 Suburban and compared its function to the other three doors.I noticed the steel roller mounted on the vertical pin was not rotating on the driver’s door. Instead, the pin itself was doing the rotating as the door was opened and closed. I imagine this would eventually cause problems.
It took several carefully aimed shots with GM’s Super Lube with Teflon to clean out the black gunk between the roller and pin. I use that lube and also white lithium grease but I probably didn’t aim it well enough to enter the gap at the top of the roller. Cold weather just makes it worse. Check your rollers! laugh

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Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5395393 04/06/20 11:20 AM
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Im not sure lithium is great in there long term. I think that's why GM sells that super lube. That, or an oil perhaps, would be better as it wont gunk up, collect a ton of dust, and dry out.

Im actually thinking an 00 type grease is likely best to be in there...

Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5395411 04/06/20 11:52 AM
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Maybe try Boeshield. If it works for bicycle chains, it should work on doors.

I eventually switched to it, as I ran out of Wurth HHS-K, and it is hard to find and quite pricey.


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Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5395436 04/06/20 12:21 PM
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Fluid Flim is the best I tried. Gets in there and stays a long time.

Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5395475 04/06/20 01:11 PM
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Yeah once you let the grease dry out, the damage gets done and you're left trying to merely stop it from getting worse. That and those vehicles that use nylon bushings that just wear no matter what because plastic.

Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Bebop367] #5395498 04/06/20 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bebop367
Fluid Flim is the best I tried. Gets in there and stays a long time.

I agree. I have old cars in the salt belt and the lock mechanisms look brand new. Every 6 months they get doused in it.


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Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5395613 04/06/20 03:39 PM
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Here is what the GM owners manual has recommended for years. Canadian part number shown.

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Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5396017 04/07/20 01:20 AM
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Here is a page from the 2019 Chevy Silverado owners manual. No matter what lube you use, make sure that roller is turning on the pin. laugh

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Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5396052 04/07/20 04:59 AM
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I've used WD-40 to clean and then drop or two of engine oil and it works pretty good. iirc, had a silicon? spray in the garage somewhere and that works good also ... but last time I couldn't find it and went the WD-40 route.
WD-40 solves half the world's problems grin2

Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: OilUzer] #5396065 04/07/20 06:11 AM
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That’s pretty much how I use WD40 … kinda like a pre flush that’s compatible with a bit of thin oil behind it.
I still use 3 in 1 on hinges … don’t always want a big spray can and they have some clever tips these days.

Re: Roller lubrication on door hinges [Re: Snagglefoot] #5396180 04/07/20 08:46 AM
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Flush it out and spray it with Boeshield T9 or Fluid Film, I've limped those rollers along for years doing this. Never did understand why Chevy stuck with that setup and used the internal ones on the GMC line until relatively recently, the GMC ones just work and stay quiet.

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