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    How to lube sliding door? Any DIY photos?

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to take some photos of where/how to put lubricant. I want to do this myself, buy the descriptions this forth are not clear to me as to where exactly the lube point are. Photos would help a lot.
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    - Cracking leather on driver's seat bottom on the side facing the door. - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Large glove compartment door does not close flush - Resolved Under Warranty
    - PCM update - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Scratch on B pillar garnish created when dealer replaced the front seat - Resolved Under Warranty
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    2007 Odyssey Touring Navi/Res Dark Cherry/Ivory
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    - Two extra Viper 2-way Remotes (7251V)- Purchased and Programmed
    - RES DVD Video on Navi Screen using NavTV (RGBHON+) - Installed
    - 3M Window Tint on front doors (20%) and Windshield (45%)- Installed
    - Amsoil 100% Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil (ASMQT)
    - Honda Care 8yr/120,000 mile extended warranty - Purchased
    - Spare Tire & Jack - Installed
    - Fender Well trim (08P21-SHJ-100) - Installed
    - Color Matching Door Edge Guards - Installed
    - Mud Flaps (08P00-SHJ-101) - Installed
    - Trunk Liner - Installed
    - Hella 80W low beam bulbs (HLA-H83170031) - Installed
    - 17" Special Edition SE-14 dePAX Replacement Wheels - Installed
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    - GoodYear Fortera TripleTred (235/60R17) - Installed

    - Dead Battery - Replaced Under Warranty
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    - Driver's Side Sliding Door Creak (TSB #06-003) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Fog Light Adjustment - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Delay When Shifting from R to D (TSB #07-063) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Torque Converter Shutter (TSB #09-053) - Resolved Under Warranty

    - Scratch on Rear Tailgate74891-SHJ-A91ZL & 74892-SHJ-A61ZL - Replaced Panels

    - Passenger Side AC Vent Decal Missing - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Driver's Side Window Auto Roll-up Issue - Resolved Under Warranty
    - RES Headphones Not Working (TSB# 07-084) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Key FOB #1 Stopped Working - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Brake Pedal Feels Soft (TSB# 07-045) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Driver's Side Center Row Seat Rattle - Resolved Under Warranty after 4th time
    - Groaning Noise from Brakes When Hot (TSB #06-024) - Cannot reproduce with aftermarket wheels!
    - Peeling paint on rear lift gate on the lip above the license plate 74892-SHJ-A61ZL Resolved Under Warranty
    - Cracking leather on driver's seat bottom on the side facing the door. - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Large glove compartment door does not close flush - Resolved Under Warranty
    - PCM update - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Scratch on B pillar garnish created when dealer replaced the front seat - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Tailgate Gas Struts Failing - Resolved Under Warranty

    - Gap on Dashboard around Airbag (TSB #09-017) - Pending after dealer replaced the airbag cover!
    - Inner Door handle on Sliding Door Sticking in Open/Close position - Pending

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    I want to know this also.
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    The tech manual says to lube the bottom rail rolling area, moving part and the corner of the middle rail. I include a screenshot of the manual below.

    DIYers might disagree and just grease the whole thing...

    Nicolas
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    I was wondering how to grease that top track without removing the panel, but this confirmed that they don't expect you to grease the whole thing, just the exposed part of the track
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    - Two extra Viper 2-way Remotes (7251V)- Purchased and Programmed
    - RES DVD Video on Navi Screen using NavTV (RGBHON+) - Installed
    - 3M Window Tint on front doors (20%) and Windshield (45%)- Installed
    - Amsoil 100% Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil (ASMQT)
    - Honda Care 8yr/120,000 mile extended warranty - Purchased
    - Spare Tire & Jack - Installed
    - Fender Well trim (08P21-SHJ-100) - Installed
    - Color Matching Door Edge Guards - Installed
    - Mud Flaps (08P00-SHJ-101) - Installed
    - Trunk Liner - Installed
    - Hella 80W low beam bulbs (HLA-H83170031) - Installed
    - 17" Special Edition SE-14 dePAX Replacement Wheels - Installed
    - Polycarbonate Hub Centric Rings from Justforwheels.com (64.1/79.5) - Installed
    - Aftermarket Honda Emblem Center Cap Decals - Installed
    - GoodYear Fortera TripleTred (235/60R17) - Installed

    - Dead Battery - Replaced Under Warranty
    - Front Driver's Side Seat Back Squeak - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Driver's Side Sliding Door Creak (TSB #06-003) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Fog Light Adjustment - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Delay When Shifting from R to D (TSB #07-063) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Torque Converter Shutter (TSB #09-053) - Resolved Under Warranty

    - Scratch on Rear Tailgate74891-SHJ-A91ZL & 74892-SHJ-A61ZL - Replaced Panels

    - Passenger Side AC Vent Decal Missing - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Driver's Side Window Auto Roll-up Issue - Resolved Under Warranty
    - RES Headphones Not Working (TSB# 07-084) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Key FOB #1 Stopped Working - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Brake Pedal Feels Soft (TSB# 07-045) - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Driver's Side Center Row Seat Rattle - Resolved Under Warranty after 4th time
    - Groaning Noise from Brakes When Hot (TSB #06-024) - Cannot reproduce with aftermarket wheels!
    - Peeling paint on rear lift gate on the lip above the license plate 74892-SHJ-A61ZL Resolved Under Warranty
    - Cracking leather on driver's seat bottom on the side facing the door. - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Large glove compartment door does not close flush - Resolved Under Warranty
    - PCM update - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Scratch on B pillar garnish created when dealer replaced the front seat - Resolved Under Warranty
    - Tailgate Gas Struts Failing - Resolved Under Warranty

    - Gap on Dashboard around Airbag (TSB #09-017) - Pending after dealer replaced the airbag cover!
    - Inner Door handle on Sliding Door Sticking in Open/Close position - Pending

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    and suggestions on what type of grease to use?
    Our doors are starting to squeak a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by eneka1 View Post
    and suggestions on what type of grease to use?
    Our doors are starting to squeak a bit
    The manual page says multi purpose grease. If you go to an autoparts store, they should be able to point you in the right direction.
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    I've always used white lithium grease on parts like this, my Nissan dealer always did it for me when I brought our Pathfinder in for even minor services. Some of the cans have a needle for precise placement in hard to reach areas.
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    I used gear oil.. LOL.. it did the job and works flawlessly..

    Bottoms tracks are the easiest..
    Middle Track I applied it to my finger tips and tried to rubber it in a little... all purpose grease would work best for this method

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    Quote Originally Posted by GR6RR View Post
    I used gear oil.. LOL.. it did the job and works flawlessly..

    Bottoms tracks are the easiest..
    Middle Track I applied it to my finger tips and tried to rubber it in a little... all purpose grease would work best for this method
    Wouldn't gear OIL attract dirt and stuff?? I would probably stick with the grease.. That's just me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eneka1 View Post
    and suggestions on what type of grease to use?
    Our doors are starting to squeak a bit
    Use a thin all purpose grease only. I cleaned and used a thicker bearing grease the first time and noticed that when you slide the door, the grease really sticks to the rollers. It actually pulls the grease off the bottom rail and has a really good chance for sand and grit to stick to it and make matters worse. Cleaned off the thick grease and used an thinner grease and it's way better. Now the grease stays on the rail.

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    What brand of grease are folks using for this?
    Also, anyone can scan the page(s) before and after including what nicomtl posted to see if there are any additional details to a PDF?
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    When I use this smilie ===> I am NOT calling you stupid.

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    Any follow-up on type of grease? I assume my white lithium in a can is not "thin grease" or is it? Our left side door sort of seems like it is working a little harder as it closes, so I wanted to lube it up. The bottom tracks in general seem like they are very likely to attract dirt and sand etc. I guess it's just what comes with the territory.

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    The bottom track is inside the weatherstripping envelope, so road dirt won't reach it. However, contamination could come from dirt off the feet as people entered through the sliding door. It's always a good idea to clean the track of old grease before lubing, just in case dirt is mixed with the grease.

    I found that lithium grease is too light for the bottom track. The door didn't work smoothly in the last 6" or so before closing. I use wheel bearing grease.
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    I know ROAD dirt doesn't reach it, but when the door is open it is a pretty big area to grab sand, leaves, dirt, small rodents (jk), etc. I know on mine there is always some sand and dirt just down in that floor area where the track is.

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