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RE: [T3] Creaking door hinge

Hi Peter,

Just a guess...  has the car been repainted?  has paint pooled and dried
in the hole and possibly sealed that little reserve pool?

I use the 3-in-1 oil on creaking hinges and it works like a charm.  I've
also used PB Blaster if it's really rusty, but you have to make sure
that it's not sealed up with paint.

If that is the case, i would try some "Aircraft Remover" (yeah ok, laugh
at the name, but I'm serious) and CAREFULLY drip a drop or two into that
hinge pin / reserve hole. (DON'T USE TOO MUCH!!!) Wait and watch the
paint curl up for 15 or more minutes, then use a pick to scrape around
inside there to thoroughly remove any paint buildup. then wash, rinse,
wash, rinse until all of it is out of there and you see just metal.
make sure to keep that Aircraft Remover stuff off of any painted
surface you want to keep painted.  Then i would hit it with WD40 to
remove the water, then after that wd40 dries i would then fill the hole
with 3-in-1 oil and hit the seams of the hinge with the same oil and
work the door.  I would then give additional hits of oil every couple
of days till it quits.  which shouldn't take long after that treatment.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [T3] Creaking door hinge
> From: Virginia & Peter
> Date: Wed, May 10, 2006 1:36 am
> I'm having trouble getting oil in the upper door hinge to stop
> creaking.  I never did understand how the oil is supposed to migrate
> from the top "recessed" lube point, down into the middle moving area.
> I'm getting desperate, so I drilled an 1/8" hole in the middle section
> (not the pin, that must be hardened).  But still can't seem to get
> anything in there with grease gun, WD-40 pressurized bottle, etc.  Any
> ideas short of pressing out the pin?

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