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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Do Commander Doors Freeze Worse Than Other Vehicles?

I've noticed that my commander doors seem to hold water. I've never had another vehicle that's don't that before. After its rained, when I open the door, a lot of water will fall out. Now that the temperature has started to drop, I've noticed the doors are very hard to open. I don't know if it has anything to do with the doors trapping water and freezing or not. Is there a good way to open the doors after they have frozen? Or a better way to prevent them from freezing so hard in the first place?
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Don't know about the freeze... FL... but if you are seeing a lot of water running out the door, I would make sure all the seals are in place and good. I have never, had excessive water drainage, bur there is a seal about eye level on the frame that seals the door, that I find wants to fall off.
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Hmmm, I've never had a problem with my Commander.

I've had a problem with the sliding door on my Mini-Van, but that was because of the gunk that would accumulate from the drink and snakes the kids would spill.

And gunk on the seal or door jamb can cause them to freeze together in freezing weather. So scrubbing the seal and door jamb area, in some cases can cure the door freezing shut in cold weather.

At the same time, my Neon R/T had the door freeze shut all the time and nothing I did could fix it.

So, sometimes, it just seems some doors are more prone to freeze shut regardless of the design.
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My doors freeze all the time.
-Toronto, ON.
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I have never, ever had my Commander's doors freeze. But I'm pretty sure my Commander has only seen sub-30 degree temps about 3 times since 2007!

Now that I'm done rubbing it in, yes, my door sills do collect a lot of water. They have always done so. Does anybody have a pic of the door seal part that might be a problem?
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My doors used to freeze. I cut notches in the rubber seal on the bottom of the door, 1/4 in wide about 6 in apart, to let the water escape. Never froze again.
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I only had this problem with the two front doors. Rears are fine.
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Mine collect water as well you open the door after it rains and a good amount of water splashes out the inside of the vehicle is dry but the doors collect water, I thought it was normal since it did it since I got it used back in 2009 with 24k miles.
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Oh boy did I have a hard time with frozen doors this weekend. I couldn't open any of the them except for the driver's door. It was so frustrating. The front passenger door took the longest to thaw out enough for me to break it open. I was afraid I would break a handle.
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I guess if the top seals worked like they were supposed to, we'd not have this issue. Do what i did and you'll never have it again. If enough water seeps inside the door jamb it'll eventually get inside and pool up on the floor.
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