1999 Dodge Caravan: the check strap on the front doors squeaks from inside the door as it is opened/closed. I have tried to squirt lube up into the door, but no luck. How do I lube that door check? Thanks!! Norm
You should be using an aerosol can with a red straw in a white silicone base formula. You should focus on the door pins and not the hinges as these may be causing the noise that you are chasing.
〉 Answered on Nov 20th, 2010 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
If you have lubricated it and that did not solve your problem, check the hinges to make sure there is not a little something stuck inside. Is the door aligned properly? That too can cause a squeak.
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〉 Answered on Jul 29th, 2010 by Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop
It sounds like you may be hitting the wrong spot. Keep doing what you are doing - just try another spot.
〉 Answered on Jul 29th, 2010 by Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube
The next step would be to remove the door panel and inspect, the noise may be caused by a broken spring :)
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〉 Answered on Jul 29th, 2010 by Diane Larson, Owner/Manager at Larson's Service
Hello Norm- try oiling the hinges first- if that does not work then you may have to take the door panel off & apply grease to the slider & stop mechanism - hope this helps- thanks Super Girls Auto.
〉 Answered on Jul 29th, 2010 by Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto
Bring a dose of patience....You have to take off the door panel and a few other things and lube it from the inside of the door. It*s rather a puzzle, remember how you took it apart!
〉 Answered on Nov 20th, 2010 by Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair