Is there any play in your bushings Pete? Once the bushings start to go,
it's very hard to keep it from squeeking. They don't have to go far for it
to happen in my experience.
(Pete Cresswell) wrote:
I dripped a little bicycle chain lube in there and overnight the creak has
subsided to a sort of dull click.
About 110k, *lots* of entries/exits on the driver's side...so I'm guessing it's
just worn...and looking at it, I'm also guessing I don't want to go there
A good way to test the bushings for wear is to: Open the door part way, grab
the rear of the door and lift up on it. If there is a noticeable amount of
play. The bushings are gone, and it is something you can do yourself.
You'll have to buy a tool or two, but you'll use them forever most likely.
So they would be money well spent, considering a shop gets $65.00 to $120.00
to do each door. If you have play, and need advaice.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
That was more than fair!
He was a really nice guy!
Send him cookies for Christmass. I never go higher than $60.00 my self. But,
the local competition quotes as high as $120.00 plus tax, and I never pay
more than $15.00 for parts and welding materials if the holes get egg
Actually the replacement of the bushing is fairly easy with the right
tools. I made a bushing press out of a small C clamp to install the
bushings. I use a engine hoist with a couple of ratchet cargo straps to
hold up the door. It takes me a couple of hours to do.
American Grease Stick made a product called Dripless Oil. It goes on
like water, and then evaporates to a thick lube that stays put. Was the
best lube for the old VW exposed door hinges. It came in spray cans and
regular cans like 3-in-One Oil. Have not seen it around in Tucson, but
it was available in St. Louis.
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