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My car is a 4 season car, and is parked outside. Even a light frost overnight will stick the windows shut, let alone a rain/freeze cycle.

The door seal freezes, and the window sweep also.
What’s the best maintenance for this? And remedies?

Sorry if this is an old question, I’m relatively new to the Challenger world! 2019 GT, for those that want to know!


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it's annoying for sure. Some nights I'll go out and open the door and close it again before I go to bed, it helps. It's most troublesome in spring and fall or weird transitional points when the weather goes freezing overnight. Thankfully once it gets below freezing stays below freezing, it stays not a problem for most of the winter.

I haven't had much luck with aquapel or other glass treatments. Maybe I didn't do it right. It sticks at the belt line where the window goes into door. If it's really bad, sliding a credit card between the glass and the door breaks it free.
 

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I never found anything that worked really well.
My best bet was to have oem remote start installed.
Its been discussed quite a few times, hopefully someone else has an idea.
I tried everything from Gummi Pflege to keeping deicer with me everywhere.
Ended up buying a winter beater.
 

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Thanks…I filled a spray bottle with de-icer washer fluid…kind of a pain, when I’m running late!

I wish my auto start fired the fan at full blast defrost..I often forget to crank the fan when I shut the car down at the end of the day.
Other cars I had did this automatically.


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My car is a 4 season car, and is parked outside. Even a light frost overnight will stick the windows shut, let alone a rain/freeze cycle.

The door seal freezes, and the window sweep also.
What’s the best maintenance for this? And remedies?

Sorry if this is an old question, I’m relatively new to the Challenger world! 2019 GT, for those that want to know!


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You can use a silicone spray like WD-40 Specialist on the rubber seals. That will help to prevent the freezing.
 

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My car is a 4 season car, and is parked outside. Even a light frost overnight will stick the windows shut, let alone a rain/freeze cycle.

The door seal freezes, and the window sweep also.
What’s the best maintenance for this? And remedies?

Sorry if this is an old question, I’m relatively new to the Challenger world! 2019 GT, for those that want to know!


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You might want to look into a car cover. This will keep the frost at bay and may help.
 

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I found keeping the window glass clean especially where it contacts the weather stripping helped. And wipe down the weather stripping with a clean damp cloth. The weather stripping the glass touches, but also the door touches and even the hood and trunk weather stripping.

Then when the weather stripping is clean and dry apply some Gummi Pflege which helps the weather stripping from sticking.
 

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I could not deal with this issue, then again I couldn’t own this car as a daily driver, I much prefer a truck for that.
 
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Wiping the seals with silicone lubricant as already mentioned works for me - wipe the door seals too.
I tried this last Spring. I'm waiting to see if it works now that it has gotten colder. Maybe I should apply another coat?
 

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Yes, apply another
 

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I live in new york and often have windows and doors icing closed in the winter due to the glass being prevented from dropping. Even when I would be able to pop the doors open, the windows would fail to drop and the door wouldn't close properly to drive or would damage the rubber seals around the window. I have tried silicone sprays and de-icers, credit card to separate the window, car covers, but the only one that works well is a remote starter. The car would be unusable in the winter without it. (I also keep 4 blizzak snow tires mounted on separate rims to be used in the winter for added traction.)
 
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I live in new york and often have windows and doors icing closed in the winter due to the glass being prevented from dropping. Even when I would be able to pop the doors open, the windows would fail to drop and the door wouldn't close properly to drive or would damage the rubber seals around the window. I have tried silicone sprays and de-icers, credit card to separate the window, car covers, but the only one that works well is a remote starter. The car would be unusable in the winter without it. (I also keep 4 blizzak snow tires mounted on separate rims to be used in the winter for added traction.)
With another car had the door glass fail to drop when I opened the door in icy conditions. What I did was once in the car I left the door ajar and started the engine. Then I wiggled the glass and pushed the down button at the same time. The ice broke free -- the window appeared to be stuck from ice at where the glass entered the door -- and the glass dropped. Once the window moved with the button then it was free and went up when I closed the door.
 

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With another car had the door glass fail to drop when I opened the door in icy conditions. What I did was once in the car I left the door ajar and started the engine. Then I wiggled the glass and pushed the down button at the same time. The ice broke free -- the window appeared to be stuck from ice at where the glass entered the door -- and the glass dropped. Once the window moved with the button then it was free and went up when I closed the door.
When that happened to me, i held the door closed as much as I could with one hand, and drove with the other hand until the heater/defrost melted the ice, then I could properly close the door. Lucky that car was an automatic
 

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When that happened to me, i held the door closed as much as I could with one hand, and drove with the other hand until the heater/defrost melted the ice, then I could properly close the door. Lucky that car was an automatic
Think you could have done something similar as I did and wiggle the glass and broken the ice's grip on the glass. In my experience the grip is not very much. The window glass regulator -- the mechanism that moves the glass down and up -- is not very powerful. The ice is naturally brittle and just a bit of flexing was enough to break the glass from from the ice.

If you could have done this you would not have had to drive the car with the door ajar. I would really not feel comfortable doing this. A collision avoidance move or a hard braking event could have the door fly open. While you of course have your seat belt on the door could hit something or be thrown open and hard enough to damage the door hinges or even body sheet metal if the door was forced to open too far.
 

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Think you could have done something similar as I did and wiggle the glass and broken the ice's grip on the glass. In my experience the grip is not very much. The window glass regulator -- the mechanism that moves the glass down and up -- is not very powerful. The ice is naturally brittle and just a bit of flexing was enough to break the glass from from the ice.

If you could have done this you would not have had to drive the car with the door ajar. I would really not feel comfortable doing this. A collision avoidance move or a hard braking event could have the door fly open. While you of course have your seat belt on the door could hit something or be thrown open and hard enough to damage the door hinges or even body sheet metal if the door was forced to open too far.
It was the first time the window froze after I bought the car, I only did it once. It defrosted before I had to drive faster than 25 MPH
 
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