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How to Lubricate Your Car's Hood Hinges
Hood hinges secure the hood in place and protect your engine bay. Over time, hinges begin to wear out which causes noise and hood misalignment.
How to Lubricate Your Car's U-Joints
U-joints allow the driveshaft to keep up with the movements of your car's suspension system. Keeping them lubricated will prevent wear and noise.
What’s the Correct Lubricant to Use on Door Locks and Hinges?
Lubricating the door locks and hinges on your vehicle is part of regular maintenance. It can prevent many problems that occur because of regular wear and tear as well as preventing the build-up of rust....
How to Lubricate Doors
When a door hinge or detent rod becomes dry, they will squeak. You may see grease on the door hinge and believe it is well greased, but...
How to Lubricate a Drive Shaft
CV joints by design do not need regular servicing unless a CV boot has become ripped. Many times it is more cost effective to replace the entire CV axle due to...
How to Lube Your Car's Steering and Suspension Parts
Your steering and suspension components are important for a stable car. By lubricating your tire rod ends and ball joints you will have a smooth ride.
How to Lubricate Car Trunk Hinges
Car trunks can be noisy and hard to use if the hinges are dry or plugged with debris. Keep trunk hinges well lubricated so your car trunk works well.

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Opinion on certain oil additives
You should leave the manifold alone. A lot of times they crack so just leave that alone. Some of the additives do actually work to some extant. I know that molybdenum disulfide actually does work. It's a very good lubricant....
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squeaks when it "bounces" up and down.. clearly needs lubrication
Hi! After 20 years, the rubber bushings in the steering and suspension components can become dry, cracked, and worn out. Any type of lubrication applied will be a very temporary quieting of worn out parts like control arm bushings and...
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How Does the Oil Lubrication Process Work in the Engine?
The lubrication system in an automotive engine is vital to having a long-lasting engine with normal operating temperatures and metal wear. The lubrication will flow between all the rotating metal components to reduce wear and heat-related damage from friction between...
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Doors Need Oiled?
I would suggest having the doors hinges and swing arm rod checked for binding. If you live near an area that has a lot of exposure to salt water then corrosion may be binding the doors. Have a certified mechanic,...
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Repeated Fuel Injector Seal Failure
O-rings on fuel injectors have to be liberally lubricated with engine oil prior to installation. Installation is typically made with a twisting motion as you push the injector into the bore on the fuel rail. Be sure the aluminum surface...
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Grease viscosity
Just like with motor oils, different operating environments require different characteristics of different grease products. For example, some characteristics of the grease to consider are the temperature tolerance and the "shear" qualities. Do tolerances get tighter with operating temperatures? What...
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Rear end squeaking
Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 2011 Mazda2. Squeaking noises when driving are fairly common and can have many causes. The most likely causes of the noise would be a window seal, seat, body panels, suspension bushings, or...
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Door hinges lubricated properly
Hello. I would suggest that you try using white lithium grease. This is the best way to lubricate door hinges, but it may leave a white film on the hinges. Although this may be a bit unappealing, it may be...
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After repairs, clunk-type noise still persists
Hello. It sounds like you may have a problem with an axle shaft of the front differential in your truck. Also, make sure that you have the truck in 2WD, not auto 4WD or 4WD high. If you have it...
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Lubrication for the U-joints on a 2003 F-150
Yes. But, if you are buying new U-joints, they come pre-lubricated these days. If they don't, when you buy the joints for Ford, it'll tell you which lubricant to use. If you are buying at an auto parts store, they...
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After i installed new front brakes, they started squeaking..............whats the problem?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'll be glad to help you with your question about brake noise on your 2005 Montana. Shims and high temperature grease must be used in this application, otherwise noise may occur. It is also...
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How to use old oil
It's hard to say. Oil is pretty mixable and it stays in the solution pretty well. Gasoline settles down but oil really doesn't. If he has gallons of that stuff, and if you've got lawn mowers, you can try and...
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Advice on using high-mileage oil
Well, you can go ahead if you want. It's a better lubrication for old, worn rubber seals, and stuff like that. Go ahead, the oil is not going to hurt anything. It cost a little bit more but it's not...
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whats the best gear lube i can get for my car and dose it really matter what i get
Synthetic gear oil is recommended. At the cited "link" be sure to click on the "transmission gear oil section" at the top of the page. In terms of your question "does it matter", you will see a material difference in...

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