80 series toyota

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:00
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Can anybody help me to remove the sweaking of the barn doors on my 80 series toyota landcruiser standard?
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Lubricate the hinges?
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Reply By: GQ - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Might sound strange but it works mate. Shaving cream on the hinges and any squeaky part gets rid of the noise :D

Tom
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Reply By: scotty - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Fish oil will lubricate it quite well.
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Reply By: Bat - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Asked a dealer they now use a different lock which fixes the problem so I have read on the toyota 80 series site as it quite common.John
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Follow Up By: Derek - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Bat. Could you please post on this site or email me the web address for the 80 series site you have mentioned above. I've been after it for some time. Thanks, Derek. jarrett@powerup.com.au
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Reply By: ROX - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Kev Ive had this on my 80 series toyota landcruiser standard, The parts dealer said try grease on the catchs it works. Posibly called the striker plate but it's were the doors lock on to frame, The top one from memery. Try riding in the back( some one else driving) as I did to find the exact location, for me it squeeked even on the black top. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:00
Kev, The tail gate on our GXL is noisy too, and it was suggested to me to use silicon spray on the rubber seals around the doors. It does work, but being in a dusty environment means they need to be done regularly. Have used Inox, WD40 and similar "mechanics-in-a-can" on a 60 seires we had, on the door catches. You can buy grease in a spray can too. Regards...
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Follow Up By: Derek - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Bob. Does your tailgate leak dust or water? If it does or you're just plain curious, run a string line or straight edge across the surface of the bottom door. It's highly likely it will be bowed to some degree especially if the car has had a roof rack and people have stood on the tailgate to pack the roof rack. It's pretty easy to straighten out though. Derek
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
Kev. I have the same car and the same problem and Toyota will tell you they've never heard of the problem yet there is a replacement part!!! I posted this same question back on the 21st of June and was supplied with the part #of a modified catch. My question is still there and if you can access the responses then you will find the part #. I have tried everything. I've adjusted the doors, used WD40, soap, candle wax, Mr Sheen, CRC Dry Glide and even lined the door rubber with masking tape. I've tried all these products on either the catches or the rubber itself. The best fix I've found (it's not 100% but close to it) is to thoroughly clean the U shaped 'staples' (on the car not the door) and wrap them in 1 or 2 revolutions of electrical tape. This should last a couple of months and works for me. While you're there, does your car have a very audible wind turbulence noise coming from the driver's A pillar near the RV mirror? This is my latest challenge to solve. Apparrantly it also is quite common, but again, Toyota deny any knowledge of it. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Kev - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
Derek, Thanks for your reply. I've tried everythink short off welding the door shut. But will try to locate modified catch. As for your new problem it could be the screw recess in the mirror. You can fill the recess on top of the screw with silicon. If this doesn't cure the noise I'm not sure what it would be. I just turn my stereo up louder...
thanks Kev
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Saturday, Dec 14, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 14, 2002 at 01:00
Derek, Thanks follow up above. The tail gate has a small crack in it near the centre, and I think this is affecting its rigidity. My mig welding skills aren't up to that small a repair. Also has some hairline cracks around the centre lock, so maybe its a visit to local panel shop for a new skin/tailgate. Our roads aren't vehicle friendly either. The silicone spray on rubber seals does make a big difference to squeaking, until the dust builds up again. Regards....
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Reply By: dock - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
Kev,I used some 1/2 inch poly irrigation pipe cut down to wrap around the top "u" bolt latch, secured it with 2 plastic ties. Lasts about 10,000 'k's. if you keep turning it a bit every now and then. Cheers Dock
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Kev. Thanks for the quick reply. I suggest you try my or Docks suggestion before you shell out the money for a new catch. It won't cost you anything and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Re: my RV mirror. There are 2 holes in the bottom surface of the mirror casing. Are these where the 2 screws are that you are talking of? I've taped over these holes without any improvement. If you know how to remove the mirror, could you respond back to me with the instructions as this is my next plan. Good luck. Derek.
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Follow Up By: Hoffy - Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:00
Electrical tape works for me. Put some weight on the floor in the back and it returns. Think it as a bonus you get from Toyota free of charge. They give you nothing else free of charge.

Keith
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Reply By: Derek - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Hoffy. Your comment here is quite true. Even though I own a 80 series and think they are better put together than the Nissans, if I was ever to buy another big 4wd it would be the GU. In my club they out perform the Landcruisers on and off road (albeit not by much) but more importantly the arrogant, condescending attitude of the service departments of the local Toyota dealerships has left a bad taste in my mouth. I would now not purchase a Toyota on principle! I've been a mechanic all my life and always aspired to owning an 80 series. Mine has given me so much incidental trouble it may as well be a Landrover product.
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