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The oil that you applied to the crank joints is doing several things. Foremost it has eliminated the dryness in the joints that led to the squeaking. It is flushing out the years worth of wear dust and particulate that collected in the joints from operating them without lubrication. Oil present on the joints now will be a magnet for new dust and dirt from ...


You may have to take them down and disassemble them if possible to thoroughly clean. You could probably use about any standard cleaner. Then you could use grease instead of oil to lightly lubricate the metal or inside the plastic before reassembly. You can find various greases in an auto shop or auto section of a larger store. You may like Permatex White ...

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