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Old 02-14-2020, 05:23 PM
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Question Sticky Rear Doors

Hey all, first time posting on here... I own a 2015 JKU and the rear passenger doors have gotten super sticky. It's at the point where my kids have trouble opening/closing the doors on their own.


Any help on fixing sticky doors? Is this something as simple as spraying some WD-40?

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It's a pretty common issue. To fix the issue you need to pull the doors and clean the hinges and the hinge pins. Then lubricate them. You can use lithium grease or Anti-sieze lubricant. I use some stuff called Dri-Slide which is a graphite based dry lubricant. Used it for ears on motorcycle clutch and brake cables. It doesn't make a mess like grease does.
WD-40 "Might" help loosen things up so you can pull the doors, but I wouldn't count on it for keeping the hinges lubricated.
Lots of people replace the bushing in the hinge too.
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Best thing I ever did was pull the doors off and put liners in, but was a PITA due to the corrosion. I would replace them now before it gets worse. Penetrating oil and lots of soaking will help.
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Just replace the OEM bushings with a set of Delrin bushings.
Problem solved forever.
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Just replace the OEM bushings with a set of Delrin bushings.
Problem solved forever.
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This is on my summer TDL.
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This is on my summer TDL.
Put 'em in my 2 door in 2015, still going strong.
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Delrin all the way. Had the same issue, and put them in with a little lubricant on them. They squeak every so often when the temps dip below the teens, but otherwise no major issues with them at all.
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Huh. So mine are like this too, and I actually thought it was better. Now they don't freely swing open and into the car next to me when my kids get out. (They're still able to open and close them).
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Huh. So mine are like this too, and I actually thought it was better. Now they don't freely swing open and into the car next to me when my kids get out. (They're still able to open and close them).

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That's exactly why I never bothered to do anything about it! But the last few months, they are really getting tough to work.


Thank you all for the suggestions. Looks like I have a project this spring!
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Questions for you guys. I assume they are interchangeable so I can buy the 4-door kit and do just the front doors in my JKU and the doors on our JK with just the one set?

Also, do these make sliding up/off for removing the doors easier? That would be my main reason to get them,.


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Questions for you guys. I assume they are interchangeable so I can buy the 4-door kit and do just the front doors in my JKU and the doors on our JK with just the one set?

Also, do these make sliding up/off for removing the doors easier? That would be my main reason to get them,.


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Yes, and yes.

Just hit the pins with some lube before putting the doors back on. Makes them much easier to remove and install.
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Ys and yes. Again, penetrating oil, over several days. A second set of hands to hold the door as you will probably need to bang them out.

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