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pld118



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Creaking drivers door hinge - what fix?

In the past week the front driver’s door has started creaking loudly when opening and closing. I’ve traced it to the central hinge. I’ve tried WD40 in the nooks and crannies which hasn’t cured it, although it’s a wee bit quieter. The hinge goes into the drivers door and so you can’t see any of the bolts in there without taking the door cover off I’d guess.

I’ve not yet tried adjusting the torx bolt that is visible (pictured) as thought I’d await learned forum advice 👍🏻

Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thanks

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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That picture is the door check strap Ryan... Make sure the torque bolt is tight holding it (as they come loose ALL THE TIME!!!)

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Thanks Craig 👍🏻

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Wd40 isn't a lubricant... put some grease on there.

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Take your point Brad, have ordered female Torx sockets... so I can grease and tighten Torx bolt at same time Thumbs Up

Someone better have a word with those that make and sell WD products because they seem to think they have lubricant qualities 😂

“WD-40® Multi-Use Product protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture and lubricates almost anything.WD-40® Industrial Size is perfect for big jobs that require a large amount of WD-40® in one place”

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WD-40 has it's uses, mostly for easing but oil or grease needs to be used afterwards.

I find GT-85 better all round as it does have some "afterlube" qualities. 2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6

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Only used WD as a quick indicator to see if it was dry... have different types of grease too Thumbs Up

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I tend to have a can of white lithium grease knocking around which I use for hinges, check straps and the like. Works well, worth giving all the hinges, straps and the like a good squirt with some of that before starting to take anything apart.... Thumbs Up There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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pld118 wrote:
Take your point Brad, have ordered female Torx sockets... so I can grease and tighten Torx bolt at same time Thumbs Up

Someone better have a word with those that make and sell WD products because they seem to think they have lubricant qualities 😂

“WD-40® Multi-Use Product protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture and lubricates almost anything.WD-40® Industrial Size is perfect for big jobs that require a large amount of WD-40® in one place”


Their use of the word "lubricant" is loose at best. Technically any liquid could be called a lubricant. It isn't actually a lubricant in the same way something like grease is. Just get yourself a jar of marine grease.

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WD40 contains light oil, and is certainly a lubricant. A lubricant with far better lubricating properties for metal surfaces than water. It is not a relevant comparison.

Grease is also a lubricant. It is typically based on a mineral oil and a metal soap.

They both have their uses.

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There is nothing wrong with WD40 - it has its purposes - so does grease. The secret is knowing when to use them. They are both perfect for their intended purposes.

All lubricants have their limitations - even GT85, I wouldn’t use that on an electric motor - yet WD40 is perfect on electrical equipment and sockets. L405 Vogue SE 4.4 V8 DIESEL ~ #16

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Boatmechanic wrote:
WD40 contains light oil, and is certainly a lubricant. A lubricant with far better lubricating properties for metal surfaces than water. It is not a relevant comparison.

Grease is also a lubricant. It is typically based on a mineral oil and a metal soap.

They both have their uses.


Correct, it isn't a lubricant in the way grease is... which is what a hinge wants. You wouldn't lubricate your boat prop/shaft with wd40, but it is helpful if you're trying to remove it. They all have their uses.

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Ryan, i wouldn't grease your door check strap as this will give the door less resistance! This will mean the door will keep closing on you!

Check the bolt is tight first sir Thumbs Up

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Slightly loosened the bolt on the door check strap (the one in the middle) by using a female torx socket. When loosened, sprayed some “WD-40 Specialist Range - High Performance PTFE Lubricant”. Then tightened the bolt and hey presto, noise gone 👍🏻

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I have the same problem. Don't have any torx sockets though. To save me ordering a whole set can anyone tell me what size I need? Thanks.

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