SECTION 13-H 1957 BUICK LUBRICATION (ALL SERIES)
13-24 BODY PARTS LUBRICATED TWICE A YEAR (ALL SERIES)
The movable mechanical hardware parts of the body are lubricated at the factory to insure proper and quiet operation. Because of the frequent use of some parts such as door locks and door lock strikers, it is important that these readily accessible parts be lubricated at least twice a year. Other body parts should be lubricated whenever access to the parts is available.
1957 Buick Front Door Hinge Hold-Open Clips
Wipe off dirt and apply a light coat of Lubriplate or its equivalent to hold-open clips indicated at “1” in figure 13-146.
1957 Buick Door Lock
Wipe off dirt and apply a thin coat of stick type lubricant on surface of lock bolt housing indicated at “1” in figure 13-147.
1957 Buick Door Lock Striker
Wipe off dirt and apply a thin coat of stick type lubricant to top surface of lock bolt striker teeth indicated at “1” in figure 13-148.
After lubrication close door several times and remove excess lubricant along the side edge of teeth.
Rear Door Hinge and Hold-Open Assembly
Wipe off dirt and apply one (1) or two (2) drops of Lubriplate to areas indicated by arrows at “1” in figure 13-149.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
1957 Buick Rear Compartment Lid Lock Bolt
Apply Lubriplate or its equivalent along area indicated at “1” in figure 13-151.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
Front Seat Side Panels-Cars Equipped with Royalite or Leather Seat Side Panels and Leather Seat Trim
Apply a light coat of stick type lubricant along upper edge of front seat side panel indicated at “1” in section “B-B” in figure 13-152.
Wipe off excess lubricant. The panel should be lubricated twice a year, or whenever an objectionable noise due to friction between the side panel and seat trim is present.
1957 Buick Convertible Top Linkage
Apply a sparing amount of light machine oil to bearing points indicated by arrows in figure 13-153.
Wipe off excess lubricant to prevent soiling trim.
Side Roof Rail Weatherstrip (Models 46R-66R)
Apply silicone rubber lubricant to surface of side roof rail weatherstrip indicated in figure 13-154.
Lubricant is to be applied along complete length of weatherstrip.
Side Roof Rail Weatherstrip (4-Door Rivieras)
Apply silicone rubber lubricant to surface of side roof rail weatherstrip indicated in figure 13-155.
The weatherstrip section to be lubricated extends from approximately 2″ forward of the front door glass frame edge location and rearward for approximately “12” as shown in figure 13-155.
Side Roof Rail Mechanical Sealing Strip Gasket
Apply light coat of silicone rubber lubricant to inner lip surface of gasket as indicated in figure 13-156.
Lubricant is to be applied along entire length of gasket.
The gasket should be lubricated twice a year, or when the action of the movable outer sealing strip is retarded due to friction with the sealing lip of the gasket.
Door Bottom Drain Hole Sealing Strip
Apply sparing amount of silicone rubber lubricant to surface of strip indicated at “1” in figure 13-157.
This operation is performed to prevent lip of sealing strip from adhering to inner panel and plugging drain holes in bottom of door.
13-25 BODY PARTS LUBRICATED WHEN ACCESSIBLE (ALL SERIES)
Windshield Wiper Motor Auxiliary Drive and Wiper Transmission Pulleys
Apply Lubriplate or its equivalent to locations indicated at “1” in figure 13-158.
1957 Buick Door Lock Outside Handle
Apply light coat of Lubriplate or its equivalent to surface of lock cylinder shaft contacting the bell crank indicated at “1” in figure 13-159.
1957 Buick Door Lock Parts
Lubricate moving parts of door lock with Lubriplate or its equivalent.
Front and Rear Door Window Regulator Sector and Channels
Apply coat of Lubriplate or its equivalent to regulator sector indicated at “1”, and to sliding surface of window cam and guide channels indicated at “2” in figure 13-160.
Seat Regulator Jack Screw (Six-Way Seat)
Thoroughly wipe off old lubricant; then apply Lubriplate or its equivalent to jack screw. Operate seat adjuster to limit of all positions and wipe off excess lubricant.