Frozen doors

snoozer

Active Member
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
 

Sparky

Moderator
I used to wipe mine with silicone spray, both the seal and the door frame.
 

Mooseman

Moderator
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

Active Member
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
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

Active Member
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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