Mustang Window Problem v. Winter

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  1. tetaplum

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    My windows keep freezing on me. When they do freeze the automatic open/close feature doesn't work making it hard to open the doors (I have to force them open almost to the point of breaking the windows). Once the doors are open it is impossible to close them because the windows are stuck in the up position :wtc: Anyone else having similar issues?
     
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    You can't close your doors if your windows are up? Wtf?
     
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    its fucked up but its a feature on a lot of convertibles.... companies are now starting to do it with coupes too. the idea is to have a better overall seal on windows that dont have complete frames/sills
     
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    When you pull the handle, the window drops about 1/4 inch to break the seal, making the door open easier. Also, after the door is closed, the window moves back up into place.

    Ever notice how your door is easier to close when the window is down? Same principle.

    OP - no idea, lol.
     
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    Put a thin film of silicone on the weatherstrip where the glass contacts during the up/down motion.
     
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    Solution: Don't drive your mustang in the winter
     
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    op != original poster
     
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    what year is it?
    just curious.
    that's impressive for ford; infiniti was doing it in 03 (probably before 03), i was expecting something like that from ford in... 2012ish?
     
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    It sounds like you need new window seals -- not the ones along the top, but the ones along the bottoms, that the windows slide past as they open and close. That's just a guess though.

    What you really need to do is dump some water on the windows, let it freeze all night, and then take the door apart in the morning and see what exactly is stuck. You'll never fix it until you know that much.
     
  10. tetaplum

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    mines an '08

    but they added it to the mustang with the '05 redesign so its been around for awhile
     
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    quoted for truth.



    i just got it and couldn't help it
     
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    My 1997 Mustang does pretty good in the winter. It's not even that hard to drive it in the snow and ice :dunno:
     
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    I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal out of it. I run slicks in the back all year long and never have a problem driving any of my cars. Rain or shine.
     
  14. K Stang

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    Mustangs seem to have alot of problems with anything in the door freezing. I own a 1994 GT and sometimes if it gets anywhere near the 0 degree mark i have alot of problems with my door locks, and door handle freezing.

    Theres problly not much you can do... if you have a garage, use it lol
     
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    my moms 04 grand marquis' door locks freeze in the winter....the windows? god forget about it....
     
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    Gm makes one of the best silicon emulsion on the market. It is called just that. In a little container that looks like a roll of quarters. It retails for under 5 bux and every dealer has it.

    You literally paint it on when the seals are dry. Lasts over a year and the seals are super slick yet dirt won't stick to it. Great stuff.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    in. definitely gonna check that out.
     
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    Ignore the idiots that don't have a clue about winter.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with being a Ford, it happens to all cars in the frigid cold. The glass freezes to the rubber, kind of like skin can to metal.

    For the weatherstripping you can put vaseline on the rubber, though unless you slop it on it doesn't really work in the real cold [below say 20*F].
    That GM stuff might work, I've never heard of it or tried it.
    Silicone spray won't work.

    But nothing will work to prevent it on the window seal where it meets the door [short of having vaseline all over your window].
    The only thing you can do for that is heat [will also work for the other seal].
    Either water [too hot can crack your window, so be careful, all you need to do is raise it above freezing] or something warm.
    Park it in the garage if you can, or let the car fully warm up the inside before you drive.

    There really isn't much more you can do.
     

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