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Frozen lock, door won't shut

Hello guys,

Today, I had problem shutting the front passenger door after getting in the car, as the door didn't shut. It just bounced back. It's due to cold weather and it went away by itself after it got warmer outside, and came back after leaving the car sitting in cold for another while.

Any suggestions? Should I spray something to locks? If so, what to spray and where to spray?

Don't say wd40 as it leaves a residue as it is petroleum based.
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I have no idea what your talking about!

All jokes aside, I think there some sort of "lube" that repels the moisture, I think?
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Hello guys,

Today, I had problem shutting the front passenger door after getting in the car, as the door didn't shut. It just bounced back. It's due to cold weather and it went away by itself after it got warmer outside, and came back after leaving the car sitting in cold for another while.

Any suggestions? Should I spray something to locks? If so, what to spray and where to spray?

Don't say wd40 as it leaves a residue as it is petroleum based.
I use a graphite spray before each winter, and use silicon on all the door gaskets.
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Can any of you provide me a specific brand and type of spray, and more important, where to spray?
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Gunk Dry Graphite...good to -37F

The reason your door isn't shutting is because the locking latch isn't clasping down then the striker bar pushes inward. It is possible you got some water in the mechanism. Spray the graphite generously into the latch. It's going to make a mess. Make sure you have a towel. Open and shut the door a dozen times. Respray. Once the graphite spray dries, it will coat the latching mechanism. It should take care of the problem.
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I have no idea what your talking about!

All jokes aside, I think there some sort of "lube" that repels the moisture, I think?
Yes...it's called WD-40. Water Displacement...but he doesn't want to use it (I probably wouldn't either.)
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Yes...it's called WD-40. Water Displacement...but he doesn't want to use it (I probably wouldn't either.)

Actually I wasn't thinking of WD-40, I was thinking of something similar to what you described, but being from So Cal, I would not have a need for it.
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Actually I wasn't thinking of WD-40, I was thinking of something similar to what you described, but being from So Cal, I would not have a need for it.
All of you and your warm sunny weather...I hate you

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All of you and your warm sunny weather...I hate you

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this picture reflects the way my cayenne looked like the other day.

It was below zero, and it started snowing here the other night, after a LOT of snow, it switched to rain, while the temperature was sub-zero, and my car ended up becoming an ice cube...
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this picture reflects the way my cayenne looked like the other day.

It was below zero, and it started snowing here the other night, after a LOT of snow, it switched to rain, while the temperature was sub-zero, and my car ended up becoming an ice cube...
Not sure graphite is going to help you with this much ice
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I rest my case, sunny San Diego all the way!!
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I rest my case, sunny San Diego all the way!!
i'll be there next week (seriously)
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