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2011 mkx driver door hard to open

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Recently the driver door is harder to open. No ajar light, didn't hear anything break... simply have to pull harder to open. 

Looking for advice before I squirt silicone or lithium grease into it.

Thanks in advance! 

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Do you mean "harder" as in binding? Or that it's catching during opening (such as the weatherstripping sticking?)

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Harder to pull open... not catching or clicking or snagging on anything.

Like twice as hard to pull open as normal and the door wasn't hit or damaged. 

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I would start with spraying the hinges.

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I would agree with NOTMY about spraying a lube.

 

I had a similar problem years ago. It was the plastic door strap. Had become dry and crud encased. Plastic strap sliding into a plastic guide. It also was warped. Cleaned it with solvent, lubed, and run in and out until it freed up.

 

I'd be tempted to use a penetrating oil on the hinges. 

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