Q: Loud noise when I open passenger door.

asked by on January 11, 2016

Passenger door makes loud noise upon opening. It sounds as if the strap is binding.

Lubricate Doors $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote
Car door is sagging Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

The only two ways I have ever seen a door make noise is if the hinges need lubrication or if the door is being resisted by another body part such as a fender. When the door breaks free in the second scenario the door will make a loud pop sound. If the sound is more like a screech, it is likely due to the hinges needing lubrication. White lithium grease is a good lubricant for door hinges. Just open the door, spray some on the hinges, then open and close the door several times. Once the lubricant has soaked in the noise should go away. If the door is stuck on another body part, this could be due to an accident or the door starting to sag. It is possible to install washers behind the hinge bolts to even the door back out but I would recommend having this done professionally by a technician from YourMechanic.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

How does air get trapped in coolant system

It is the normal operation of the coolant in your cooling system to expand when it gets hot. The purpose of the overflow tank is simply that. The radiator cap is designed to allow coolant to pass into the overflow...

Starter removal

Hello. I would need to know which engine that you have in your truck to know the correct removal process for the changing of this starter. If the engine is not cranking, then it may indeed be the starter, as...

Where is the car jack located?

The car jack is located with your spare tire, in the trunk. To access the jack, open the trunk, and remove the luggage floor cover.

Engine noise 2012 Toyota Sienna

Hi there - when the oil is changed, the first start-up afterward causes a real surge in oil pressure, enough so that the oil pressure relief valve is activated, and sticks open. (This is nothing the oil change people did...

Truck running hot. Already changed water pump, thermostat, and heater hose. No water in my oil. Still running hot

You will need to have your cooling fan clutch checked for lock up. If the clutch is replaced from lack of lock up when it gets hot then have the radiator checked for coolant flow through all the passages. ...

I've got a 04 Sebring leaking oil out of the bottom of the head and there's oil on the plugs. The coolant and oil have not mixed!

The oil leaks should be pinpointed in a leak diagnostic. If oil is leaking at the head gasket, the head has to be removed but prior to placement of a new gasket the head and block have to be very...

Engine code, left bank overretard and engine shaking 2004 Ford F150

Hi there - there are several possible cause for over-retarded cam timing. The VCT solenoid could cause this, but a failed cam phaser, worn timing chain guide, stretched timing chain or simply low oil pressure can also cause this problem...

Check Engine Light is on - code P0405

This code could be caused by the EGR valve, the EGR valve position sensor, a wiring or connector issue, or even a problem with the PCM. P0405 is set when the PCM sees a voltage reading below .35 volts. So,...

Can issue with coupling in AWD SUV cause an oil leak of the rear main seal? Only 60K miles 3.5 yr old car

The term "rear main seal" normally refers to the crankshaft rear main oil seal. If that is the seal you are referring to, improper towing would have zero effect on that seal. Furthermore, if that is the seal you are...

Related articles

2012 Toyota Sienna vs. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan: Which One Should I Buy?
The battle of the minivans: Toyota Sienna versus the Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these comfy people-movers provide options galore, and the minivan is meant to get everyone where they need to go safely and quickly, at a reasonable cost...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Farmer
If If you're a farmer, you know that what you need isn’t a used car – it’s a used pickup truck. How else are you going to haul around hay, implements, garden produce, fertilizer, and all the other things you...
How Long Does a Door Lock Cylinder Last?
We We don't usually think about our door lock. It's just a part on our car that we expect to work at all times, so we can safely lock up our vehicle and the belongings we keep inside. Of course...