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Door very stiff won't close tight

Chevy conversion van. Rear door just as stiff as a board. Very hard to close. Have tried spraying entire inner hinges with WD40 but still it remains stiff. Any other suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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I have the same problem with the side doors of my 04 express. I put penetrating oil on the hinge pin with a hypodermic needle (hard to find). It is important that the oil gets into the hinge. I bent one set of hinges and broke a hinge because I waited too long to oil the hinge. The door may not close correctly because the hinge may be slightly bent. Keep all other hinges well lubed especially during the winter months when the hinges can be exposed to road salt. Fixing a bent hinge is difficult at best.

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