GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication


Body lubrication should be performed at regularly scheduled intervals. Apply multipurpose chassis grease to the hood hinges, lock and striker, the door hinges, latch and striker, and the trunk hinges and striker. Use grease sparingly on the door and trunk strikers, as they may come into contact with clothing.

The clutch, brake, and accelerator linkages should be lubricated at regular intervals, with multipurpose chassis grease. Working inside the car, apply a small amount of grease to the pedal pivots and linkage. Working under the hood, grease all pivoting and sliding parts of the accelerator and brake linkages.

Use powdered graphite to lubricate the door key lock cylinders and trunk key lock cylinders. Do not use oil or grease to lubricate the insides of lock cylinders.

Use silicone lubricant to preserve the rubber weather stripping around the doors and trunk. This will prevent the rubber stripping from sticking to the painted surfaces of the body and also prevent the rubber from dry rotting.