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What do you use to get ride of squeaks due to age/friction?

This is a discussion on What do you use to get ride of squeaks due to age/friction? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Firebirdjones Here's a current one I'm working on. I've had a string of these baby birds lately. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Here's a current one I'm working on. I've had a string of these baby birds lately. This one is getting close to final paint.

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    Bummer I can't see the pics on my work computer. Will have to wait till I get home. If I get a chance to come up there and you need an extra pair of hands, I'd be happy to help in whatever way I can. Just putting that out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Same as Rich - I use spray silicone on my door seals and hatch seal. On suspension bushings, I have been using synthetic caliper grease (the stuff for brakes). It is quite sticky and so far all of our poly suspension bushings have stayed quiet.
    I just sprayed the weather stripping on my driver's door to get it to puff up. After about an hour, the gap is still there. How much spray do I need to use and how should I apply it (I tried spraying a micro fiber and rubbing it on, and then I just sprayed it directly onto the strip). I'm assuming that the rubber absorbs the sillicone and is "nourished" by it, restoring it to it's original puffiness (?)

    I, too, like the caliper grease for supsension squeaks. Gonna have to try that graphite grease that FBJ was talking about, too.
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    I have never noticed it "puffing" a seal - I apply it to keep them supple and on our DD's to avoid frozen doors in the winter. You may be able to fix it with some strategically placed 3M weatherstrip.

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    Ah, okay. I figure it's 16 years old now, so it's dried up and "shriveled" I guess. Maybe time to get some new weather strip. I'll look into the 3M to see if it will solve my problem.

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    It seems like the weatherstrip from 3M is for stationary leaks? This leak is between the weather strip and the window, so I wouldn't be able to just "tape" it shut.

    Looks like I can order the set of weather strip that goes around both dirver's a passenger's side windows for about $35.00. Might just do that.
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    I've used WD40 on my door hinges to stop the dreaded squeak there. On my poly components I am using a marine based grease pumped in once per oil change

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    How about adjusting your window glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    How about adjusting your window glass?
    Sounds interesting. Please explain! I was listening to my windows rattling around today (completely rolled up).

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    I haven't had my T/A door apart, but every other car I have worked on that does not have a full window frame has had some way of adjusting the door glass. I'll have to take a look in the service manual to see what the deal is with our cars.

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    That's interesting. I was wondering if things were just "coming loose" in the door.

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