Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication

Print

HOOD LATCH & HINGES



Clean the latch surfaces and apply clean engine oil to the latch pilot bolts and the spring anchor. Also lubricate the hood hinges with engine oil. Use a chassis grease to lubricate all the pivot points in the latch release mechanism.

DOOR HINGES





Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1 Use a graphite lubricant on the door lock fork bolts



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2 For the front door hinge, use a spray lubricant

The gas tank filler door, car doors, and trunk lid hinges should be wiped clean and lubricated with clean engine oil once a year. Use engine oil to lubricate the trunk lock mechanism and the lockbolt striker. The door lock cylinders and latch mechanisms should be lubricated periodically with a few drops of graphite lock lubricant or a few shots of silicone spray.

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo