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2004 Toyota Sienna sliding doors don't open in cold.

Both automatic sliding door and manual sliding door seem to freeze closed in cold weather. Can I just lubricate the seals to solve the problem? What should I use?

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A Canadian (it's COLD up there, eh?) posted this solution on another web site and it worked for me: Liquid Wrench applied liberally to the weather stripping and rubber contact points will prevent freezing. Took about a week for the smell to go away, but no frozen doors all winter.

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You could try surf board wax or spray crc on a rag and wipe the seals.

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