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Noisy Front Doors

Has anyone besides me had problems with the driver and passenger side doors sounding like a groan or a moan when opening and closing? It sorta reminds me of my mom's old Ford LTD when the hinges went dry. Anyway, I started with the dealer 2 years ago about this, and now its getting close to my end of the 3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty.

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Have you tried lubricating mechanism?

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Get a spray can of lithium grease and lube the hinges. The grease is thick and will stay in place unlike WD-40 or the like.

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Yes .... I used some kind of apray lube in between WD40 and White Litium ... it's called Fluid Film .. they've been quite for a couple months now
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Ours has started doing this. 08 purchased new 6 months ago, less than 15k miles.

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I remember back in the day, whenever you got an oil change and lube job, they would spray your door hinges with white lithium grease. I don't know any shop doing this on a regular basis. So do what I did, buy a spray can of white lithium and spray your hinges once a month or so.

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Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors, tailgate and hood hinges, should be
lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy operation
and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the appli-
cation of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be
wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching compo-
nents to insure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopar Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.

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I don't understand how it is that I paid almost $36,000.00 for this Commander and the damn doors sound like a barnyard door opening and closing. I'm no dummy when it comes to lubricting the hinges, for when my storm door on my house squeeks I spray it. But, I also didn't pay $36,000. for the storm door. I've had it at 2 different dealer's 4 times for this and each time I was told they had to lube the hinges, and that this was a problem for Jeep because the hinges constant metal on metal (friction). Has anyone had their hinges replaced yet? I'm not the type to just throw some lube on and take it, although from the previous post, I believe some do.

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I don't understand how it is that I paid almost $36,000.00 for this Commander and the damn doors sound like a barnyard door opening and closing. I'm no dummy when it comes to lubricting the hinges, for when my storm door on my house squeeks I spray it. But, I also didn't pay $36,000. for the storm door. I've had it at 2 different dealer's 4 times for this and each time I was told they had to lube the hinges, and that this was a problem for Jeep because the hinges constant metal on metal (friction). Has anyone had their hinges replaced yet? I'm not the type to just throw some lube on and take it, although from the previous post, I believe some do.

Honestly there is nothing else you can really do. When the hinges lose their lubrication they are going to make noises. It doesn't matter if you paid $100 for the vehicle or $200,000. Just get a can of lithium grease like stated and apply it when ever you think about it. You drive a jeep, not a mercedes.




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My doors have made that noise for a long time now. I would spray the hinges and springs down with lithium grease and they would be back to making noise in a couple weeks. My solution was to just live with it and ignore the noise between lubrications.

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