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Old 08-03-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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Door Squeaks on Journey while driving

How do you silence a squeaky front door? My 2001 Journey door is usually quiet on some of the interstates, but on others, oh my! I have to turn the radio up to drown out the squeaks.
Anybody have this problem?
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I have wrapped some black electric tape around the door catch post and that has helped. I have an 05 Meridian.
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We had an issue with that on our past coach , check the screen door latch make sure the screws are tight.
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My 2000 Horizon's squeaky front door turned out to be the adjustable seat belt tower.
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How do you silence a squeaky front door? My 2001 Journey door is usually quiet on some of the interstates, but on others, oh my! I have to turn the radio up to drown out the squeaks.
Anybody have this problem?
kb9adw,
As you've read, it could be a number of things causing your squeak. A test might be to have someone put pressure on that door, while driving down a road that's causing the squeaks. If the squeaks stop, you've narrowed it down a bit. But, the actual cause is still yet to be determined. It could be latch, either the main door latch or, a possible screen door latch. It's possible to be the hinges on either door.

On ours, it's the rubber seal that goes all the around the door, mounted on the door jamb. I've stopped at rest stops etc. while on trips because the squeaking bugs the heck out of me. For my remedy, I simply sprayed on some silicone to that rubber seal. Then, using a paper towel, wipe it down. It leaves some silicone but, takes off the run-off.

No more squeak. But, on yours, if you have that seal, I'd do the same. Then, I'd lube the hinges with whatever you choose that will remain in place. WD-40 works but, doesn't remain in place for an extended amount of time. I've used spay on lithium grease for those type situations. The carrier in the grease carries it into the hinges and then, dries out, leaving the grease in place. Works pretty good.

That works for other applications too. Check everything that moves or, could cause etching. Look for shiny spots in the door jamb or, at the foot areas.
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