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Old 10-15-2018, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

Any way to lube the hatch struts on a blazer so that slide closed easier ?
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:22 AM   #2
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Re: Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

White lithium. It's probably your hatch hinges that are siezing up. The struts have a lot of tolerance between them.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

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White lithium. It's probably your hatch hinges that are siezing up. The struts have a lot of tolerance between them.
What would you live the hinge with, my top is white . I donít want the lubricant to stain it
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:43 AM   #4
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Re: Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

Unless you disassemble the hinge, you have no choice but to spray, wipe and repeat.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:25 AM   #5
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Re: Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

For those of us not staying completely stock, does anyone know of an upgrade kit of some kind for dampner shocks?
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:36 AM   #6
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Re: Hatch strut Lube or grease ?

For those of us not staying completely stock, does anyone know of an upgrade kit of some kind for dampner shocks?

Sorry. After I asked, I found the posts about that.
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