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2016 limited LTZ door hinges

Does anyone else have an issue with their doors being heavy or hard to close without them slamming? My last Impala was an 09 LT and I didn't have this issue. I'm wondering if there's a way to loosen up the hinges or otherwise fix the issue.
My almost 6 year old even has a hard time pulling his door closed from his booster seat.
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Think the springs are what makes them feel heavy, and not sure there would be any way to adjust them short of changing the springs. Have not had any issues with our 2012, my 8 year old to my knowledge has never had an issue with closing the door. I do keep the pins and moving points on ours hit with a shot of white lithium grease at oil changes.

My 6 year constantly asks why. What adults can learn from 5 and 6 year olds, to listen with your ears and mind open. Hard to learn when you don't listen ......
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2014 with 188K and the door closes the same as day one. heck i literally forgot i was to put wd40 in the locks.oh wait, we have no locks..maybe thats why i never put it in the locks and do the hinges before winter

thing is, i dont want to start doing it now since everything is working fine. ill jinx it

something must be misaligned for it to be hard to close. i guess body shop could figure it out

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Assuming all parts are correctly assembled (e.g., no bad prior body repairs involving doors/hinges) and there are no alignment issues (e.g., the door doesn't sag and it does line-up properly during/after closure), my first suggestion would be to lubricate the hinges. I hesitate to use something very skinny like WD40 (tends to evaporate fairly quickly where I am), but it is a good enough place to start.

Locate the hinge pivot points and spray/apply lubricant to the points of access for the pivots. Gently move the door back and forth to work the lubricant into the joint to see if there is any improvement. )You may have to repeat the process more than a few times to help get the lubricant into the hinge joint.) If so, a lack of lubrication could be, at least in part, some of your issue. Lubricants to use vary by personal preference. Some people like lithium grease in an aerosol can, some like WD40; personally, I like several drops of engine oil applied to the hinge.

For what it is worth, I hope it helps.
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