Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication



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.


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

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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.