Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication

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Operating mechanisms of the body should be inspected, cleaned and lubricated as necessary. This will provide maximum protection against rust and wear.

Prior to lubricating, wipe the parts clean of dirt and old lubricant. When Lubriplate® is specified, use a smooth, white body lubricant of NLGI Grade 1. When Door-Ease is specified, use a stainless, wax-type lubricant.

HOOD LATCH AND RELEASE



Apply Lubriplate®, or the equivalent to all pivot and sliding contact areas. Work the lubricant into the lock mechanism. Apply a thin film of the same lubricant to the safety catch.



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Fig. Fig. 1 Apply Lubriplate®, or the equivalent to all pivot and sliding contact areas

BODY HINGES



These parts should be lubricated with engine oil at the points shown in the illustration.



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Fig. Fig. 2 Lubricate the hood hinges with engine oil at the points shown



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Fig. Fig. 3 Lubricate the door hinges and check straps in these locations

DOOR CHECK STRAPS



Apply Lubriplate® or the equivalent whenever the car is serviced.

LOCK CYLINDERS



Pay particular attention to the lock cylinders when the temperature is around the freezing mark. When necessary, apply a thin film of Lubriplate®, or the equivalent directly to the key and insert the key in the lock. Work the lock several times and wipe the key dry.

Another alternative is to use a commercial spray that is sprayed directly into the lock to prevent freezing.

LIFTGATE PROP PIVOTS AND LATCH



Lubricate at the points illustrated with Lubriplate® or the equivalent.



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Fig. Fig. 4 Lubricate these points with Lubriplate® or the equivalent

DOOR LATCH, LOCK CONTROL, LINKAGE AND WINDOW REGULATOR



To lubricate these parts it is necessary to remove the trim panel. Lubricate all pivot and sliding contact areas with Lubriplate® or the equivalent.

PARKING BRAKE MECHANISM



Lubricate all parking brake sliding and pivot contact areas with Lubriplate® or the equivalent.



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Fig. Fig. 5 Lubricate these points with Lubriplate® or the equivalent

DOOR LATCH AND STRIKER PLATE



Lubricate the striker plate contact area and the ratchet pivot areas with a stainless, wax-type lubricant such as Door Ease®.



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Fig. Fig. 6 Lubricate the striker plate contact area and the ratchet pivot areas with a stainless, wax-type lubricant such as Door Ease

 
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