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    happy
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    Default Hyundai Elantra door freeze

    I have 2000 Elantra sedan. This winder the temperature dropped below 5
    degree Celsius. All doors are frozen solid. I tried all sort of things
    to spray inside the locks, but with no avail. It freezes somewhere
    inside the door, not in the lock cavity.

    Does anybody knows how to re-lubricate, or loosen this? It locks even
    the back doors where are no keys.

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    Gordo
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    >I have 2000 Elantra sedan. This winder the temperature dropped below 5
    >degree Celsius. All doors are frozen solid. I tried all sort of things to
    >spray inside the locks, but with no avail. It freezes somewhere inside the
    >door, not in the lock cavity.
    >
    > Does anybody knows how to re-lubricate, or loosen this? It locks even the
    > back doors where are no keys.


    I found that all the rain we had recently, followed by the freezing temps
    caused this in my vehicles too.

    If the car is at home, I get a blow dryer out and simply hold it to the
    lock. It eventually thawed out. When one of my daughter's vehicles froze
    at the park-and-ride, I got the shop vac hose out, held it to the
    heater/vent outlet in my truck, held the other end to her lock and waited
    for it to warm up. It was one way I could think of that got heat from my
    vehicle to the locks of her vehicle. Then don't lock the doors for a
    couple days, until it has a chance to dry out and warm up with the in car
    heater.

    I found that all the de-ice and lubricant did little when all the door
    mechanisms were full of water from the rain and froze. The mechanisms
    froze, not just the locks.

    Good luck ... keep us posted.

    Gord

  3. #3
    happy
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    > "happy" <happy@camper.com> wrote in message
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    >> I have 2000 Elantra sedan. This winder the temperature dropped below 5
    >> degree Celsius. All doors are frozen solid. I tried all sort of things to
    >> spray inside the locks, but with no avail. It freezes somewhere inside the
    >> door, not in the lock cavity.
    >>
    >> Does anybody knows how to re-lubricate, or loosen this? It locks even the
    >> back doors where are no keys.

    >
    > I found that all the rain we had recently, followed by the freezing temps
    > caused this in my vehicles too.
    >
    > If the car is at home, I get a blow dryer out and simply hold it to the
    > lock. It eventually thawed out. When one of my daughter's vehicles froze
    > at the park-and-ride, I got the shop vac hose out, held it to the
    > heater/vent outlet in my truck, held the other end to her lock and waited
    > for it to warm up. It was one way I could think of that got heat from my
    > vehicle to the locks of her vehicle. Then don't lock the doors for a
    > couple days, until it has a chance to dry out and warm up with the in car
    > heater.
    >
    > I found that all the de-ice and lubricant did little when all the door
    > mechanisms were full of water from the rain and froze. The mechanisms
    > froze, not just the locks.
    >
    > Good luck ... keep us posted.
    >
    > Gord
    >
    > Thank you for the input. Yet, when we live in the city, not locking the vehicle is not an option. We can fly to the moon, yet cannot make a vehicle to withstand -5C and safely open the door?

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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    "happy" <happy@camper.com> wrote in message
    >>

    > Exactly, no proof that car has broken into = no insurance claim. And if
    > the car is stolen, the first they would ask. Did you lock your car? And
    > you are dead. You have to lock the car to be covered. The choice is yours,
    > I am locking.


    The police report will show that the car was locked. Prove otherwise.

  5. #5
    sqdancerLynn
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    Default Hyundai Elantra door freeze

    You mean they actually took a report ? Don't forget they can also access
    the remote trunk opener once in the vehicle too.

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