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The sliding doors on my 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan keep freezing shut in the winter. How do I prevent this?
Christie from Durango, CO
I was advised to wipe the rubber surrounding the door with silicone. It is sold as a liquid at the drug store.(not the type in a tube for plumbing etc.)
Every winter before temps drop to freezing, I spray the tracks and all around the inside of the doors where they seal with WD40. Works like a charm. No more frozen shut doors. You need to respray upon occasion to keep them from freezing.
How do I unfreeze my doors to get them open?
Do you have an electrical extension cord and hairdryer?
heat the key with a lighter.
I pound all around the perimeter of the door to "break" the ice. It usually works. The best thing to do is prevent this freezing if you can before a storm, by spraying the edge of the door and the frame all the way around with a silicone spray. The spray is available at auto supply stores.