Frozen doors

snoozer

Active Member
#1
On my 2003 LS now that is cold with rain, ice & snow the doors in the morning are frozen shut.
It is just frozen where the top of door lines up with the roof. Usually to get the doors open I have to pull the top of door loose with my fingers.
It is freezing to the top of the door gasket.
Is there anything I can do to help with this problem without going through the expense of new door gaskets?
I tried wiping the seals down with some Armor-All, but didn't seem to help much if any.

Suggestions are appreciated
Thanks
Mark
 
#4
Clear Silicone type grease, like for brakes, on the weatherstripping works to prevent it.

For emergencies where the door is frozen solid after freezing rain or a flash freeze, use windshield washer fluid poured from the top.
 
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snoozer

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#5
Thanks for all the suggestions
I wiped the weatherstripping & where they contact the doors with Silicone spray that I already had on hand.
Now to wait & see if it helped.
 

BrianF

Well-Known Member
#6
I find the grease works better than the spray in the long run. Its a necessity on the lift gate as mine freezes frequently in the winter. Almost pulled the handle off on occasion.
 
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snoozer

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#7
Decided to go with the silicone grease & it worked out great.
I live in a senior community & a couple of my neighbors seen how my doors now open with a struggle & I told you guys helped me out with suggestions and now they are going to do their doors.
Thank you everyone for the suggestions
 

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