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Old 03-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Recently, the driver's door in my Aura will, on occasion, not shut properly. I close the door and it sometimes will bounce back open, almost as if the latch was not properly "resetting." I locked\unlocked a few times (to test the actuator) but that didn't cure it, so I pulled the outside handle again, and the door closed fine.

All other doors shut properly, so I looked at each latch to try and figure out what was different among the three operating properly. I noticed a gray lubricating gel noticeably present on all three of the four doors. The driver door, however, seemed to have non-existant lubricant. Pics attached:
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Any ideas as to what type of lubricant this may be, before I attempt changing the latch entirely?
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Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).
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Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).
Awesome! Thanks for the quick help. Hopefully it kicks the problem.
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I use white grease spray, available anywhere.
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I got in a pinch in NJ where my door wouldn't open. My key fob essentially had cold joints so I can't cycle the locks. I was locked in! In a pinch I removed the inner door panel, reached my hand inside where the door lock cable was and pulled. Once free the only thin I had handy was 5w-30 and shop towels. I cleaned the mechanism and put a light coat of oil on the lock. Viola problem solved.
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