Apply graphite lubricant sparingly thought the key slot. Insert the key and operate the lock several times to be sure that the lubricant is worked into the lock cylinder.
Lubricate the hood, rear liftgate and door latches with polyethylene grease, then operate the mechanism several times to be sure the lubricant is worked into the latch assembly. A small brush is very helpful in getting the grease to those hard to reach places.
DOOR HINGES AND HINGE CHECKS
See Figure 1
Spray a silicone lubricant or apply white lithium grease on the hinge pivot points to eliminate any binding conditions. Open and close the door several times to be sure that the lubricant is evenly and thoroughly distributed.
Spray a silicone lubricant or apply white lithium grease on all of the pivot and friction surfaces to eliminate any squeaks or binds. Work the tailgate to distribute the lubricant.
BODY DRAIN HOLES
Be sure that the drain holes in the doors and rocker panels are cleared of obstruction. A small screwdriver or the end of a coat hanger can be used to clear them of any debris.