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Old 01-27-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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windows freeze shut. . . a lot

I have a '13 JKUR.

It's a cold and snowy winter here in North Iowa. My work schedule is crappy and i find myself doing the fast food drive-thru before and after work. Well, the windows are (annoyingly) frozen shut a lot.

They will thaw in a day or two. But, about once a week the weather will freeze them.

Any tips or tricks out there for this?

thx!

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Put the heater on.

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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Spray some silicone lube on a paper towel and wipe the rubber seal with it. That should do it.
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Stop going to fast food places.
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this is a common problem on all vehicles --not just jeeps. There are a couple things that work--put the defrost on high and give the vehicle time to warm up--if I am in a hurry i take putty knife and slip it down between the glass and the window--works every time.
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What about a car cover to keep the Dew and water out of the window area, thus keeping it from freezing the window shut.
You could probably just drape a small tarp over the cab and bungee it.
We get a lot of frost in the morning here where I'm at. So if I can't put my jeep in the garage I put the cover on it.
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Move about 300 miles to the south?
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I just roll up the window until it barely touches the seal.
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Seriously! Buy a Crockpot and make your meals in advance. I make a weeks worth of meals for myself in as little time as it takes to put the stuff in the pot. It's so much healthier, not to mention cheaper!
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This happens to all cars when it's snowy a lot. Or when you wash them often while the weather is cold.

Don't wash it. And park it in the garage at night.
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Happen to me a couple of times ... I purchased the weather tech window deflector and it hasn't hpppen . I couldn't say thats the reason , but just saying . I purchased it for vanity ....
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Happen to me a couple of times ... I purchased the weather tech window deflector and it hasn't hpppen . I couldn't say thats the reason , but just saying . I purchased it for vanity ....
those won't prevent it either. Accept it as it is goning to happen if you live where it is gonna get cold
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Spray some silicone lube on a paper towel and wipe the rubber seal with it. That should do it.
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I just roll up the window until it barely touches the seal.
gonna try these. Thanks!
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Seriously! Buy a Crockpot and make your meals in advance. I make a weeks worth of meals for myself in as little time as it takes to put the stuff in the pot. It's so much healthier, not to mention cheaper!
My crockpot melted & would have burned the house down if I wasn't home. I NEVER use it when I'm not home.

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I have a '13 JKUR.

It's a cold and snowy winter here in North Iowa. My work schedule is crappy and i find myself doing the fast food drive-thru before and after work. Well, the windows are (annoyingly) frozen shut a lot.

They will thaw in a day or two. But, about once a week the weather will freeze them.

Any tips or tricks out there for this?

thx!
Mine do that too...put it in a garage or don't get food till spring.
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I'm in the Chicago land area so It got Down to like -15 in the AM. The windows are usually frozen but 2 to 3 minute's with my heat on and I can roll them down. But mine are manual so I can add add a little extra force to roll them down. Idk about you people with those fancy electric ones.
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don't use the drive thru. go inside
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I have a '13 JKUR.

It's a cold and snowy winter here in North Iowa. My work schedule is crappy and i find myself doing the fast food drive-thru before and after work. Well, the windows are (annoyingly) frozen shut a lot.

They will thaw in a day or two. But, about once a week the weather will freeze them.

Any tips or tricks out there for this?

thx!
Yup. In the evening angle yer side vents to the driver and passenger window, ensure air is set to hot as well as med and main flow (not defrost), you likely have a starter (being a 13)...give yerself about 5 mins with it started. Autostart engages rear defrost...your side windows should be ready to go by the time u are.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:15 AM   #21
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Honda had the same issues when I attended Honda Master's Training. A bulletin came out advising to use a High Quality Silicone Spray around the weatherstrip and inside the window channel. I was reading my owners manual in got with my new Jeep Wrangler and it advises the same. I purchased WD-40 professional Silicone Spray and it works wonders. The other day I washed my Jeep and the temperature dropped to lower single temperature range with wind blowing. The doors opened and the windows rolled up and down. THe WD40 is a silver can color.

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