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Old 04-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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My tailgate has a tough time opening and closing. Wd-40 didn't help. What do i need to fix this problem?

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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My tailgate has a tough time opening and closing. Wd-40 didn't help. What do i need to fix this problem?
Try using a product called Moovit... Works great and beats wd-40 any day

Moovit™ Penetrating Lubricant - Lee Valley Tools

Is your spare on the tailgate? How big is it? Might want to consider going with bumper tire carrier if you answered the last 2 questions...

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thank you!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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I saw a post about drilling a hole in the hinge and spraying with penetrating oil and working the door back and forth, but I've yet to try. I don't want to have to replace the whole assemblies.
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I saw a post about drilling a hole in the hinge and spraying with penetrating oil and working the door back and forth, but I've yet to try. I don't want to have to replace the whole assemblies.
Drilling should be a very very last resort when all other non destructive options have been exhausted.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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Drilling should be a very very last resort when all other non destructive options have been exhausted.
Agreed. Not my idea, but worth looking into. Mine is getting tough to open and close too and I just know that the hardware is going to be a nightmare to remove without better tools
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Just fixed mine last week after using every kind of lube there is, nothing worked. I figured drilling wss cheaper than new hinges. I drilled a 2 small holes on the inside of the hinge (one top, one bottom). I used a bit the same size as the tube that goes on the WD-40. Use caution when drill, don't want to drill into the pin. Squirted the crap out of it with PB blaster and working it opened and closed, after several flushings it works like new. I then put some white lithium grease to help it stay smooth. I may put a little silicon in the holes.

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