4 Critical lube points
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Photo 1: Lube window channels
Lower the window glass and shoot dry Teflon spray down the
front, rear and top window channels on each door. Soak the channels.
Then run the window up and down several times to spread
the lube. Finally, raise the window and clean off overspray with
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Photo 2: Lube the locks
Use the spray straw to force the lock "door" open. Then inject a
quick shot of dry Teflon spray into the lock cylinder. Insert your key
and rotate the lock to spread the lube.
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Photo 3: Coat weather stripping
Spray all the weather stripping with dry Teflon spray. Then spread
it with a cloth.
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Photo 4: Grease the latches and hinges
Spray the hood and tailgate latches with lithium grease. Then
spray the door hinges. Operate the latches and doors several
times to spread the grease.
Cold weather is right around the corner, and now’s the
time to lube locks, latches, hinges, window channels and
weather stripping. You can lube your entire vehicle in less
than 20 minutes. All you need is dry Teflon spray, spray
lithium grease, a rag and glass cleaner.
Start with the window channels (Photo 1). Proper lube
can prevent binding and freezing and save you the cost of
a busted regulator ($400, installed). Then shoot the door
and trunk/hatch lock cylinders (Photo 2). Next coat all the
weather stripping (Photo 3). Finish the job by lubing the
hood, truck or tailgate latches (Photo 4).