SLK (R171) - door heavy to close

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  1. Gollom

    Gollom Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have noticed that Sue's SLK drivers door seems to need more force to close. It's not dropping or making noises or anything, just seems "heavier" (if that make sense!) It's her daily driver so she does not really notice but it certainly seems to have changed when I want to get something the other day

    Any thoughts?
     
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    The check-strap and / or hinges may need lubricating?
     
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    Doh! Overlooking the obvious!

    Do I have to use something special or would silicone spray do the trick?
     
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    I think there is a recommended grease but it may be that the original grease has hardened with age (or just washed out) Try Silicone spray and see if it improves?
     
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    I find the doors on my Mrs R172 heavy in comparison to my BMW.

    It's one of the few quality feeling components on the car unlike the handle to close the boot which came off in my hands within days.
     
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    Clean up the hinges of any dirt on the outside (and WD40 to get inside if they look particularly grubby), then apply your favourite spray grease!

    White lithium is my choice for places like that. You can pick up a can in most motor factors.

    Good luck!
     
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