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auldreekie

Car Door Checks

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2014 Fiesta Titanium1.0L ecoboost.

checking the door check arms today (I think that's what they're called) I noticed the feel like they are rubber coated or some other material, they were dry and didn't appear to have any lubricants grease etc on them, or any sign of previously been greased.

Should they have a lubricant on them ? If so what type should I use?

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Mine's the same as was my last Fiesta.   I don't think they need to be lubricated.   Incidentally, it's called a car door check strap.

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i think if you oiled it you would find it moved too easily from the intermediate position 

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I think they should be lightly greased - they are a moving part (in terms of having sliding mating faces) afterall.

I would not expect the 'holding' power to reduce as this is achieved primarily through a spring clamp and cam profile, not friction. 

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