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    Question Lube the sliding doors

    I almost didn't post this because it is so self-evident after doing it.

    My wife and daughter had been complaining about the fact that it took too much force to open and close the sliding doors on the van, a 1997 T&C. At first I just sprayed a shot of WD-40 on the two rollers that I noticed when I looked into the door opening. It helped, but not enough.

    They kept whining.

    Today, I looked at it again, and noticed the THIRD roller that is in the rail behind the door.


    Hit it with WD-40 and the door opening and closing effort required dropped by half!

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    Yup that is all that is required to keep the doors working good , just hit the rollers where it can seep into the bearings and you should be able to close them with 2 fingers . Have a 96 that closes better than our 2004 . Going to hit those one of these days .
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