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Old 02 Feb 2011, 02:49 pm
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Default Ice Accumulations in Front Doors of 07 Touring

I just purchased my first PT (used) and this winter is killing me! Water / snow / ice seems to run down the inside front of my driver side door, freezes in a giant chunk at the bottom of the door, and when I open it, the corner of the door scrapes into that ice. Today, the ice formed at the entire front edge of the door exploded into my seat when I opened the door! (Reminded me of the scene in Titanic where the ice pieces from the iceberg start falling on the deck!) Is it a really HUGE design flaw or something that is only happening to my PT? Maybe I'm missing a piece of insulation or something?
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 02:29 am
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kt, I don't live where it snows--or the rain may freeze up and form chunks of ice. But I suspect your problem is that the drain holes in your door are plugged up. Also, how does the moisture get into that area? Is some door weatherstripping missing, or not sealing properly? Check all around the door.

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Old 03 Feb 2011, 12:29 pm
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Someone else JUST posted about this, w/i the last day.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 08:50 pm
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Mine does that too, it's one of the joys of PT ownership. It's not a BIG deal....if you clear the snow out from under the edge of the hood by the wipers it won't build up along the door so much...
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 12:11 am
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I use a cali pop top in the winter, the verts have an even worse problem that is the windows freeze shut, then you can't open your door, or if you do, you can't close them.

Here's what one looks like, I keep a large plastic garbage bag in the trunk so after I pull it off, shake out the snow and ice, I stuff it in the bag to keep my trunk dry.



This summer I'm buying another one and sewing in some of those rubbery soft magnets into the leading edge so that instead of tucking them behind the wipers I'll run it down and have the magnets hold it to the hood of the car. That way nothing builds up on my wipers when it's not running. Love my cali pop top!
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 11:05 am
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 12:55 pm
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Mine does that too, it's one of the joys of PT ownership. It's not a BIG deal....if you clear the snow out from under the edge of the hood by the wipers it won't build up along the door so much...
Find ice forms along the outside seams of the doors making them hard to open particularly in the morning. Until reading this thread, never thought it was an issue.
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Old 04 Feb 2011, 03:52 pm
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Well, my wife parks her PT in the garage--next to the stuff we're never going to use again.

We only get snow here, once every five years, or so. However, I have had rain water freeze up my doors (a Ford Ranger). A little WD40 on the rubber weatherstripping a few times in the winter seems to help quite a bit. You "winter" folks might try it more often.

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Old 04 Feb 2011, 05:47 pm
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Noticed it building in mine- I'd remove the insulation, it's not necessary.
It must route the water to the rear instead of to the front.
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