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Old 06-27-2020, 04:35 PM
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W124 squeaky door limiter

Door creaks when opening. No matter how much wd40 I spray on the limiter it doesnít quiet down. Is there a way to grease the limiter or do I just need to replace it?

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Old 06-27-2020, 04:55 PM
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WD is not a lubricant. Don't care what it claims on the can, it is NOT a lubricant.

You can try disassembling the old door check and greasing it inside with silicone grease (silicone grease repels water, will not turn to "glue", and does not attract dirt). If that doesn't sound like something you want to mess with, replace it before it seizes. There is a very strong spring with a couple of balls that drop into detents. It relies on a grease film to slide. Creaking comes from a lack of lubricant and an ingress of debris and rust.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:25 PM
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^^^^X2^^^^

Take it out, clean and lube or replace before it seizes. WD40 isn't up to this task.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:19 PM
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We sell about 100 of URO Parts Door Check part number 126 720 0016 annually without any returns or reports of defects, and they're quite reasonably priced. Our host offers them here: https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/UR1267200016.htm?pn=UR-126-720-0016
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:48 PM
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The door strap rides on large ball bearings. If it's squeeking, it means that one or more bearings is worn flat. You're going to have to replace the strap. For future reference, it's almost pointless to grease or oil them from outside. The best way to do this is to R&R and grease the bearing surfaces.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:43 AM
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Iíll order up a set of uros and see how those go.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:55 AM
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Keep in mind the new ones are not painted. They are gold colored I think. But you will only see them when the door is open.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:21 AM
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I took a grinder,and cut the thing,so it would not go thru door shell.cause it will
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:38 PM
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Picked up a set of the uros. Should I pregrease these things or just put them in as is?
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:39 PM
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I vaguely remember servicing the door check on my car 20 years ago. I removed it and regreased the unit. This couldn't be done in-vehicle. It was tricky to take apart with the spring force.
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:48 AM
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You can oil these but it will make the noise again in 12 months time .
I use a syringe full of oil and molly slip and a tube on the end push it through the hole the arm comes out off and let the dame thing have it all . If you do replace them get the ones with a plastic cover over the works . Then before fitting fill the cover with grease replace the cover and fit it in place . Do repair it or ,,this noise you hear will damaging the hole the rear of the check strap is held in to the door . This car i have came with both front doors doing this .It was like a gunshot going off .And when i replaced the one the hole was damaged in the door .The hole to fit the rear of the check strap had been damaged by the strap retaining bolt moving inside the hole,, and it was now ellongated . On refiting the new one i used a penny washer to fit the dimple in the door before pushing the bolt through . You can repair these check straps .Rust gets in the bearing serface .You will need a very good vice to compress them but it can be done.
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:38 PM
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Got the new one in. The old one actually had a good amount of grease in it. Not sure what was causing it to sound like a box of rocks but itís fixed now
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^ Glad to hear it Speednjay, thanks for the update! Did you take any photos of the install?
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^ Glad to hear it Speednjay, thanks for the update! Did you take any photos of the install?
I did not. Itís was about 105 degrees out and if I work in my driveway too long I draw too much tweaker attention. I can take a pic of the new part in the car and the old part in the trash can..
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:28 AM
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speed good job done . My experience is they dont last long .But you never know ..

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