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Old 01-21-2019, 09:38 AM
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I have a 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo SS with a rather annoying issues. My doors always freeze shut, and I get stuck out there with a heat gun trying to thaw them out in 10 degree weather, praying I donít break my door handle. Do you guys have any tips on preventing the doors from freezing up?
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:39 AM
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Clean and condition the rubber seals around the door. A simple silicone should be all that's needed.

If even after this, they keep freezing, there might be a break in the seal that is allowing moisture to get through and freeze.
 
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Clean and condition the rubber seals around the door. A simple silicone should be all that's needed.

If even after this, they keep freezing, there might be a break in the seal that is allowing moisture to get through and freeze.
This is exactly what I do. and it works. There might be some lock deicer out there you can also lubricate the latch with. But I always clean the door frame and silicone it and then clean the seals and silicone them as well. If your going to have issues with a Car the winter is a difficult time to have them.
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:28 AM
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Thanks guys I appreciate it! I did discover the driver side weatherstripping around the top of the door does have a crack in it, so that just makes matters worse. I got an estimate and I was quoted $360, since it is a dealer part and they would have to order it, and then it is riveted on. I have some commercial de icer I I spray in the crack to try and free it up, but it doesn't help much. This weekend I got the door opened, shut the door and started the car to let it warm up, only to find out that the door had froze shut immediately, and I was stuck inside the car until I could bust the door open with my shoulder. Not a fun time. I am going to go back through this weekend and clean and condition the door seals with some silicone, hopefully this prevents any future issues. Is their any silicone spray you recommend?
 
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I'm not sure what product they use , but I've had really good luck with using armor all for tires.
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:18 AM
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I think my bottle is liquid wrench? I'm not 100% as I'm not home
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:11 PM
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Trade it in for another Jeep ? I was born and brought up in Yankee land and never recall having a door freeze shut, but the windshield was always iced up, a pan of hot water from the faucet and you were good to go. Was always told that would crack the windshield but never saw it happen!
 

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