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the passenger's and rear doors creak at the hinges/cam when opening/closing. the driver's door not so much, probably related to usage. it looks like there was some sort of lube sprayed on the hinges...i sprayed some Lithium grease in there today but not much improvement.

any suggestions on reducing this creaking noise? i don't want the hinges to get damaged...



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Usually the grease you use will do the trick, make sure you have it on the roller and the 'stop' with the spring, that holds the 'stop' or detent arm on the roller... If you don't get it on the roller, you won't solve the problem..

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Same happened to my '02. Greasing did nothing. Had to replace the door checks. Get them from www.gmpartsdirect.com. Not very expensive and not very hard to install. You will have to remove the door panels and the inner panels.


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My '01 STS does the same thing. And yes, it feels like the hinges are very "dry". I may try the lube, but it's good to see there's a part available to make the fix.

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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I used motorcycle chain lube on mine. It's got a penetrating propellant and the lubricant is moly grease. You can get it with lithium grease, too, if you want something that doesn't wipe away black. It worked right away.

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