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Old 08-16-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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I've noticed my back doors were hard to open after it rained (I barely use the rear doors). Lately I've noticed the passanger front door was really hard to open as well. I sprayed new grease on it, but that didn't help. I have no idea what the problem is. Do I need some special water-proof grease? I don't think the rubber around the doors is leaking; perhaps it's the rubber on the hinges? If so how much would it cost me to replace them....
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it's the......dam, i can't remember what they're called...i replaced mine a couple years ago. do a search. anyone remember what the part is?
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try white lithium grease first. i don't know about that part though, sorry.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:37 AM   #4
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Aren't those parts called door stops? I seem to remember a previous post about them. Around $20.00 or so at the dealer. I could be wrong on all this though. And I need to replace my passenger door one, as it is getting hard to close.

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did u spray the hinges? spray silicone lubricant on hte black thing near hte hinges
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how about a wd-40?
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u can use wd40 but silicon lubricant is better
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Re: Car doors hard to open....

97+ got improved door hinges that open much smoother and are less susceptible to rust. You can clean up 95-96 periodically and relube, OR you can buy the hardware for 97 to convert. Try doing a search on the test site.
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Usually WD-40 works just fine for me. It's embarrassing when people open the doors and it struggles or squeaks. Be sure to spray ample amounts all around though. Took the second time for me.
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Thanks for help guys, I'll try to lubricant tomorrow and if it doesn't work i'll change the rubber part.
Oh yea it does suck lately. I'm in a process of getting together with a girl that looks ****ing just like Britney Spears, no joke, and lately she's with me 3-8 hours a day, and trust me when she gets in the car and struggles with the door it does **** her off She even told me to fix the damn thing already hehe.....
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if she looks like britney spears why are you making her sit in the back seat?
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Nono, its the front passanger door that's the worst now. She can never close it properly the first time hihihihi.
He hasn't seen my back seat yet, I've seen her's though (she's got a Maxima 99 GXE).
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try white lithium grease first. i don't know about that part though, sorry.
go jeff....remember when we went and bought that stuff at autozone. good times good times
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Re: Car doors hard to open....

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I've noticed my back doors were hard to open after it rained (I barely use the rear doors). Lately I've noticed the passanger front door was really hard to open as well. I sprayed new grease on it, but that didn't help. I have no idea what the problem is. Do I need some special water-proof grease? I don't think the rubber around the doors is leaking; perhaps it's the rubber on the hinges? If so how much would it cost me to replace them....
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Check out the post below:

http://forums.maxima.org/showthread....8&goto=newpost

Sounds like you have the same issues.

Tim
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