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Sliding Door Doesn't Want To Close In Colder Temps
« on: August 15, 2015, 01:00:44 PM »
My sliding door doesn't want to close sometimes when the temperature is "colder".  Anybody else have any experience with this?  If so any solutions to this problem?  Thanks a lot.

Re: Sliding Door Doesn't Want To Close In Colder Temps
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 12:06:51 AM »
The tracks probably could use a good cleaning and lube.

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Re: Sliding Door Doesn't Want To Close In Colder Temps
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 08:09:07 AM »
I've had a couple of vans do this. Usually only in temps below freezing.

Seems that the lube on the latch on the back of the door it s bit to thick and sticky when cold. Clean the rear latch mechanism and put now fresh lube on it.  Motorcycle chain lube or Wd-40 seems to work well in the lower temps.
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Re: Sliding Door Doesn't Want To Close In Colder Temps
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 07:17:20 PM »
If the handle sticks in when it freezes remove the handle and load the pivot and spring with white lithium  grease. Also trim back the gasket around the spring a bit.

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