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Door hinge noise

I recently had both front doors on my 08 WK start creaking when opened and closed. It happens the most when the door is opened to the first "notch" or about halfway open and then is slowly opened further or is closed.

The hinges appear to be in good condition. I tried to apply some white lithium grease. That did little to stop the noise. I also tried graphite lube but that did nothing.

Anyone have any insight on what I could do? It really makes the vehicle seem cheap and damaged. I thought maybe it could be the hinge pin itself but I'm not sure what I could do about that.

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Re: Door hinge noise

If the noise keeps up after being greased, replace the hinges. We've seen this problem in the shop a bit already.

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If the noise keeps up after being greased, replace the hinges. We've seen this problem in the shop a bit already.

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i replaced my hinges, but it was because the door was rubbing the fender. i was also getting a squeak, but the fender rub was way worse.
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Re: Door hinge noise

I was hoping I wouldn't have to replace the hinges. Not so much because of the price, but because of fitment issues. I would hate to screw it up and not be able to get the door fitting right afterwards.

Any easy way to go about it?
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Re: Door hinge noise

maybe they gave you an old hinge.......

this tsb is from 2006 but it does speak about correctly aligning lower hinges......

http://www.wkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk_2303905.pdf
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Re: Door hinge noise

on dec 1, i will have had my 06 for 5 years and my doors have made noise since i've had it. all 4 doors. i use 3-in-one oil ( http://www.3inone.com/ ) about every 6 months or so and noise is 100% eliminated. i bought the bottle that has a long tube so it can reach into all the moving parts. my wife has an 07 commander and it makes the same noises.
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on dec 1, i will have had my 06 for 5 years and my doors have made noise since i've had it. all 4 doors. i use 3-in-one oil ( http://www.3inone.com/ ) about every 6 months or so and noise is 100% eliminated. i bought the bottle that has a long tube so it can reach into all the moving parts. my wife has an 07 commander and it makes the same noises.

I just bought some so i'll give that a shot. Thanks for the tip!
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I recently had both front doors on my 08 WK start creaking when opened and closed. It happens the most when the door is opened to the first "notch" or about halfway open and then is slowly opened further or is closed.
Just released a couple days ago:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk_2301810.pdf
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Just released a couple days ago:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk_2301810.pdf

Awesome! That seems to be exactly what my issue is. I have been putting the grease where it says to wipe it off. I will try it out and see what I can do before I let the dealership touch it.

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...I have been putting the grease where it says to wipe it off.
I have been doing the same thing on my Jeeps until I read the bulletin, smearing grease all over, had no idea that was wrong!
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Re: Door hinge noise

I just greased where it said to. I used both 3 in 1 and white lithium grease. It made the noise less noticeable but it is still there. I spent about 20 minutes putting oil in every little crack and pin and then opening and closing the door over and over. It helped a bit but didn't completely get rid of it. I'm hoping over the next day or so it might get better.

While I was working on it, a neighbor stopped over and asked what I had used to try and fix the hinge. Apparently he works for a company that supplies fasteners for vehicle hinges and says that most likely the noise is caused by rust on the pin. He said ideally they should replace it with a stainless and teflon setup. I laughed and said there's no way the dealership would do that.
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Re: Door hinge noise

Looks like the oil and grease worked. I have no sound at all anymore. Slides smoothly and quietly.
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