Door squeak fix

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Saving this thought for when I get my truck back. I think I'll try an oring first, I've got lots on hand.
Same thought with the O-ring. I have assortments of all kinds. And my hinge just started making noise again so I hope it works.
 

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Saving this thought for when I get my truck back. I think I'll try an oring first, I've got lots on hand.

Same thought with the O-ring. I have assortments of all kinds. And my hinge just started making noise again so I hope it works.

I'm sure an oring will work. That would be a good way to see if this helps. My original prototype was a piece of plastic shaped like a c clip that I clip on and it worked for a few until it cracked. I think anything that keeps that roller from sliding all the way up will help.
 

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O-ring sounds like a great idea, but they do have a tendency to be of a softer rubber than a flat rubber washer... I replace 00 washers all the time on water shutoff valves, same idea, you have to force it over a mushroom head
 

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I dug through my stash and found an assortment of O rings. I found one I thought might work and popped it on the top of the roller shaft. Presto!! No more noise! I have several more of these so we will see how long it last. I love this forum!
 

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I went ahead and put o rings on the other 3 doors to prevent the same issue the driver’s door had.
 

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The roller is supposed to move up and down on the post. It was designed that way. To eliminate the noise, spray some white lithium grease on the ID of the roller so it gets between the roller and the post. One small shot is all it takes, no need to spray everywhere else. Repeat every time you change the oil.
 

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The roller is supposed to move up and down on the post. It was designed that way. To eliminate the noise, spray some white lithium grease on the ID of the roller so it gets between the roller and the post. One small shot is all it takes, no need to spray everywhere else. Repeat every time you change the oil.
If that's the case, it didn't work that way on my driver door. The roller works it way all the way up the post and stays there. Then it would stop rotating due to the friction between it and the top of the post. I would lower it and lube it only to have to redo the process constantly.
 

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I know there's a few threads on this already. I tried multiple types of lube, oil, etc and they work for a while but it comes back. I realized that the roller would work its way all the up which didn't allow it to rotate freely. This causes the noise.

I tried a rubber washer to see if it would work well to stop that contact. I bought some plastic ones to replace the rubber one with if it worked but worn out. It's been two months and the rubber one is still there. I don't think I would try anything else as this takes all of 10 seconds to do.
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The rubber washer just slips over the post. You may have to tap the roller down so it can fit. It's a quick and cheap fix. Worth a try if you're tired of spraying crap on the hinge.
Do i need to remove the pin? Any suggestions?
 
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