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sliding salon door noise

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sliding salon door noise

Postby Agriman » June 16th, 2015, 10:30 am

I noticed on the weekend a gritty or grinding noise when moving the door on our 350 (1998) Mariner. Appears to be at the top of the door. After continued use for the weekend it disappeared. Is there a recommended lubricant for the track? Is it a big job to remove door if necessary?

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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby waybomb » June 16th, 2015, 11:59 am

I haven't had this problem, but maybe try rinsing it well with a hose?
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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby feeez » June 16th, 2015, 1:27 pm

We had this problem with our last season. We replaced the door sweep at the top of the door.... awkward, but it solved the problem.

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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby Agriman » June 17th, 2015, 10:36 am

I would like to try a dry lube first, but if the gritty sound returns how did you get at the track to replace the door sweep?
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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby feeez » June 18th, 2015, 4:52 am

Agriman wrote:I would like to try a dry lube first, but if the gritty sound returns how did you get at the track to replace the door sweep?


With the door fully closed we were get the old one out fairly easily as it was dry and pretty much falling apart. We found a suitable replacement at a Rona building centre and slowly fed it in to the track.

Removing the door would be the best but I really didn't want to go there. So far the results have been OK.
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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby Agriman » June 18th, 2015, 10:33 am

Thanks feeez, I will give that a try if necessary.
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Re: sliding salon door noise

Postby priorities » July 4th, 2015, 8:52 am

Try using white lithium grease. It comes in a spray can and you can get it at most auto stores. I used it the tracks of my sliding windows and it works great.

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