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Old 01-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy help with back gate

How can i get my back gate to move more freely on my 2001 wrangled sport tried ad 40 and the like is there any kind of adjustment? ?????? Help

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Same issue...may have an idea...worked for a while.......according to another thread on here that I read about a year ago...need to drill a very small hole at the top of the hinge..coming in from the side...not all the way through it, but into it enough that you can get some lube in/ allows it to go down INSIDE the hinge. It is very hard to get lube inside from the top of the hinge. I have tried this but IDK if I got it in far enough......kinda worked for a short time but got resistance again....think I need to make holes a little deeper.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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WD-40 has its uses that are helpful, lubricating hinges is not its strong suit. Of course it's better than nothing, and better than stuff like salad dressing etc., however one of the downsides of the product is that it soaks up dirt like a sponge and makes grit glue out of it. I don't even use it as a lubricating agent anymore and in fact, I'm not sure I could find a can of it in my garage.

WL, moly-graph, PB dry-lube, marine grease, or Tri-Flow would all be better lubricants for a hinge, especially an exterior one.
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has anyone tried drilling a hole, tapping it and adding a grease fitting ?
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Seems a little overkill for a hinge, but I assume its possible.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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Seems a little overkill for a hinge, but I assume its possible.
i only mentioned it because ive heard of people have there hinge so bound up they end of breaking the welds/seam on the back corner of the body by the hinge
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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No worries buddy. Mine is tight as well. As another poster mentioned I have had the best luck with tri-flow. I also have had success with lock ease. It is a liquid graphite lubricant. Messy, but works well.
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If I had severe rust and/or crud buildup I would probably flush it with PB blaster, hose down the mess, then Triflow it after it dried finishing it off by putting a dab of marine grease around the upper and lower pin seals. This would be IF I lived in conditions that gave my hinges grief.

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