Anyone else living in the freezing weather have a problem with doors & windows freezing shut? It seems this 2000 QC is especially bad for me. At least my '94 Dak I could get my fingers in to pull, but with the 2000 my fingers won't fit. Thought about smearing some vaseline on the seals, any ideas?
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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 3.9, 5-speed manual
Location: Clermont, Florida
I use spray silicone grease on my weatherstrips every so often. It keeps them soft and pliable so they seal better and last longer. I don't use silicone to keep the door from freezing shut, that's not a problem here in Florida. But a better seal does help keep out rain and wind noise. If you use a solid grease on them, try using white lithium grease or dielectric grease instead of Vaseline. Vaseline will eat up the rubber in no time. Maybe you could throw an old blanket or tarp over the truck so it doesn't freeze so bad.
"As long as you're in motion, you're moving in the right direction." - Ronnie Montrose
yes, my windows and doors ALWAYS freeze shut. haha i got a club cab and i always have to pull hard on the door to open. the windows alllways freeze at the bottom seal and i cant open them until i let the defrost get at it for a while
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mine freeze all the time, in fact my pass.side rear window is bolted shut from when the regulator broke a few years ago. my driver window regulator broke twice allready. plastic window regulators just dont cut it in the cold.
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It seems the driver side is more susceptible to freezing shut. Most of the time it just takes a good tug. Other times I really cannot open the damn door. However, the passenger side is usually relatively easy to open. Good thing I installed a keyless entry system, otherwise I wouldn't even be able to manually unlock the door since the locks freeze, too.