Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 1997 - 2003 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1997 - 2003 F150 1997-2003 F150, 1997-1999 F250LD, 7700 & 2004 F150 Heritage SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-15-2005, 10:35 AM
fiend138's Avatar
fiend138 fiend138 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 65
fiend138 is starting off with a positive reputation.
hinge lub, etc

36 month scheduled maintenance lists, among other things, lubricating the hinges, latches, locks, and weatherstripping. Any suggestions on what type of lube? And how do I lub the locks?
Thanks!
__________________
2003 F-150 5.4L King Ranch SuperCrew
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2005, 11:07 AM
lancekilgore lancekilgore is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 740
lancekilgore is starting off with a positive reputation.
It all depends on the envionment you live in as to what lub, in a desert envionment you want a dry lub bou wd-40 or equivaent works in most envionments. just a quick spray. in side the door locks is easy use the rec spray hose that comes with the lub can and a small squirt inside the lock.

Lance
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2005, 11:10 AM
alchymist's Avatar
alchymist alchymist is offline
"Mifflin Clay"
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mifflin, PA
Posts: 3,162
alchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to beholdalchymist is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by lancekilgore
It all depends on the envionment you live in as to what lub, in a desert envionment you want a dry lub bou wd-40 or equivaent works in most envionments. just a quick spray. in side the door locks is easy use the rec spray hose that comes with the lub can and a small squirt inside the lock.

Lance
I NEVER use anything but powdered graphite on my door locks......
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2005, 11:23 AM
fiend138's Avatar
fiend138 fiend138 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 65
fiend138 is starting off with a positive reputation.
What about the weather-stripping and hinges?
__________________
2003 F-150 5.4L King Ranch SuperCrew
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-15-2005, 11:27 AM
lancekilgore lancekilgore is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 740
lancekilgore is starting off with a positive reputation.
I don't do anything to the weather seals, in my experence if some thing is applyed ti the weather seals then you have to continue the use or it will dry out. the dry lub works best on door hinges but people also use the reg lub for it. There are a lot of preferences as to what is used. in my opinon it boils down to what you like. kind of like the different oils for the engine.

Lance
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-15-2005, 12:34 PM
rlburns rlburns is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17
rlburns is starting off with a positive reputation.
Late-model Volkswagens seem to have a lot of issues with their door seals "creaking". My 2002 Jetta never developed the problem, but I didn't keep it that long. However, 2002 Expedition does seem to have some creaking noises coming from the seals as I drive over rough pavement.

The solution for the Volkswagen problem was to dust plain talcum powder on the seals. This seemed to keep the seals dry so they wouldn't stick to the paint when the door moved relative to the frame. I may try this on my Expy to see if it solves the problem.

Bob...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-15-2005, 12:48 PM
lancekilgore lancekilgore is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 740
lancekilgore is starting off with a positive reputation.
a type of silicone for rubber can be used as well it lubrictes the rubber, but as I said it should be used or it will dry out the rubber worst if not used again. Oh by the way if you have a sticking window when going up or down silicone works great.

Lance
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2005, 12:51 PM
fiend138's Avatar
fiend138 fiend138 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 65
fiend138 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah, I called a Ford dealer and they said they use a clear silicone spray for the weather-stripping.

Thanks guys!
__________________
2003 F-150 5.4L King Ranch SuperCrew
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:51 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any anal lub for my v6? Taunus Oil & Lubrication 15 01-02-2009 08:05 PM
74 4x4 speedo cable is irratic and jumping around. hotroddually 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 11-21-2005 12:37 PM
90 weight good for a Dana 3:50 1967 F-100 stepasideman 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 07-08-2005 09:10 PM
no lead gas should i worry ct.russ 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 06-29-2005 10:45 PM
rubber bushing squeak fishalot Garage & Workshop 7 09-21-2002 08:32 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 1997 - 2003 F150

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup