SECTION 9-A 1959 BUICK LUBRICATION OF BODY PARTS – TWICE A YEAR (ALL SERIES)
9-1 1959 BUICK BODY LUBRICATION All 1959 Body Styles
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.
Wipe off all lubrication points before applying new lubricant. Remove all excess lubricant where necessary to prevent staining of trim parts or clothing.
9-2 FRONT DOOR HINGE HOLD OPEN CLIPS
Wipe off dirt and apply a light coat of No. 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent to areas indi-clips at areas indicated by “1” in Figure 9-1.
9-3 DOOR LOCK STRIKER
Wipe off dirt and apply a thin coat of stick-type lubricant to top surface of lock bolt teeth at areas indicated by “1” in Figure 9-2.
9-4 REAR DOOR HINGE AND HOLD OPEN ASSEMBLY
Wipe off dirt and apply a light coat of No. 630 AAW Lubriplate or equivalent to areas indicated by arrows in Figure 9-3. Wipe off excess lubricant.
9-5 REAR COMPARTMENT LID LOCK BOLT
Wipe off dirt and apply No. 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent along area of slot in catch indicated by “1” in Figure 9-4. Wipe off excess lubricant.
9-6 FOLDING TOP LINKAGE BEARING POINTS
Apply a sparing amount of light machine oil to bearing points indicated by arrows in Figure 9-5. Wipe off excess lubricant to prevent soilage of trim.
9-7 SIDE ROOF RAIL WEATHERSTRIP
Carefully apply silicone rubber lubricant to outer lip of weatherstrip contacted by upper edge of front door ventilator. On four-door hard top styles also apply lubricant from a point just forward of upper front corner of rear door window rearward for approximately 12″.
9-8 DOOR JAMB SWITCH
Wipe off dirt and apply a thin coat of No. 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent to end surface of switch plunger. Wipe off excess lubricant.
9-9 REAR COMPARTMENT LID TORQUE ROD SILENCER
Apply a thin coat of liquid soap to torque rod silencer at area contacted by torque rod.
9-10 DOOR BOTTOM DRAIN HOLE SEALING STRIP
Apply a sparing amount of silicone rubber lubricant to surface of strip to area indicated by “1” in Figure 9-6. This operation is performed to prevent lip of sealing strip from adhering to inner panel and plugging drain hole in bottom of door.
9-11 REAR COMPARTMENT LID HINGES AND TORQUE RODS
Apply No. 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent to hinge and torque rods at friction points.
9-12 SUNSHADE ROD
Apply a sparing amount of dripless oil to end of sunshade rod as indicated by “1” in Figure 9-7. Wipe off all excess lubricant.
9-13 FOLDING TOP LIFT CYLINDER PISTON RODS
With the folding top in the raised position wipe exposed portion of each top lift cylinder piston rod with a cloth dampened with brake fluid to remove any oxidation and/or accumulated grime. With another clean cloth apply a light film of brake fluid to the piston rods to act as a lubricant.
NOTE: Use caution so that brake fluid does not come in contact with any painted or trimmed parts of the body.
SECTION 9-B BODY PARTS LUBRICATED WHEN ACCESSIBLE (ALL SERIES)
THE FOLLOWING PARTS SHOULD BE LUBRICATED WHEN ACCESS TO PARTS IS AVAILABLE
9-14 DOOR LOCK OUTSIDE HANDLE
Apply a light coat of 630AAW Lubriplate or its equivalent to surface of lock cylinder shaft contacting bell crank as indicated by “2” in Figure 9-8.
9-15 DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR AND CAMS
Apply a coat of 630AAW Lubriplate or its equivalent to area of regulator sector indicated by “1” and to sliding surface of window cam and guide channels indicated by “2” in Figure 9-9.
Apply a small amount of dripless oil to bearing points on regulator arms as indicated by “3.” Lubrication of front door parts is typical of lubrication required on rear door parts.
9-16 DOOR LOCK PARTS
Lubricate moving parts of door lock with 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent.
9-17 DOOR LOCKING MECHANISM
Apply 630AAW Lubriplate or equivalent to pivot points at ends of all connecting rods.