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Old 05-14-2004, 06:55 AM   #1
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This problem is not on my Bonny, but I was hoping someone might have an idea on its cause... the driver'* door on my '96 Dodge Avenger (currently for sale) is VERY hard to open. It acts like it'* extremely HEAVY, and has gotten worse lately. There'* nothing obvious stuck in either of the two hinges, and I've tried a silicone lube with no luck. Any ideas on how to loosen that baby up? TIA -
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Hmm, have you or can you take it off the hinges, or loosen the bolts up and clean them up, maybe see if something is stuck, but hidden
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Just loosening and re-tightenig the hinge-bolts might take care of this.
Forget silicone though, the best thing for hinges is graphite.

BTW my brother has a '96 Avenger, what trim package is your'*, and have you done any mods?
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BTW my brother has a '96 Avenger, what trim package is your'*, and have you done any mods?
Thanks for the tips... I'll give 'em a try. My Avenger is not an ES, and no mods other than an aftermarket CD player. Nothin' fancy, although it did come stock with the 5-star alloy wheels and not the Lee Press-on hubcaps.

It'* for sale too, if you know anyone interested in Illinois... see http://dodge.nu3.net.
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