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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheSchwartz, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    TheSchwartz

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    So it has been getting quite cold here in MD lately and i was wondering if anyone has been having the same issue i have. When i get out to my truck in the am between 0600 and 0620 i have noticed that both driver and pass door windows become frozen and only open after several tries. This issue will prosiest after warm ups and long periods of driving. Just wondering if anyone has had this same issue?

    Thanks
    -Aaron
     
  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    LOL - When it's cold out - I don't usually open the windows... But I'll go with the scenerio.

    Mine did it this past week with the cold windy temps and I'd guess that it has to do with condensation somewhere.

    Let the truck warm up some before you use the windows.... Be careful not to burn the motors out by forcing open windows that are frozen.

    Just my $.02
     
  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    I've had that issue with every vehicle I've ever owned... Not tacoma specific...
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    :DI'm pretty sure it's something you are doing.- Problem solved.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    ^^ ...haha.....i hate you...... i Wish that i didnt have to open my window but its needed to go to work, or for instance the mail box this morning. ill be in the truck for 20 min and it will still be stuck. anybody have suggestions? maybe coat the seals with something... ??

    hey 09silver how close are you to Manty?
     
  6. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Well, it would make a mess of the seals but you could try coating the edge of the window in something hydrophobic... like vaseline?

    Not something I'd attempt but I suspect it would "work". Wouldn't be pretty though.

    Usually I'd suggest avoiding washing the car when its below freezing.

    Park it somewhere dry and heated, leave all the windows rolled down overnight, to allow any moisture to evaporate. This should alleviate the problem for awhile, until humidity/condensation builds up again.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    I think mines done that a couple times but I dont get it a lot because my truck sits in my garage. I know one thing that Toyota forgot was the damn defroster openings for the front side windows. Mine are always fogging up when I have moisture in the truck. I have to turn the front vents towards the window to defrost them!:mad:

    Hey Aaron is see you are in the fire service. What city do you work for? Volunteer or paid?
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    ^^ Just a volunteer for now... wanting to go career but it would be a pay hit. i started when i was 16 in a small up state NY dept. now I’m in a bigger volunteer Dept in Washington CO MD.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Oh okay got yah!;) But yeah, taking a pay cut is never a good thing.:eek: Luckily I got a pay raise when I got hired on full-time!:D
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    i work with alot of career guys from around DC and other areas.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    My windows freeze up quite often. People on Toyota Nation recommend those window visors to help prevent moisture from getting into the bottom of the windows and freezing. I'll have to give that a try eventually. I wouldn't force the windows open. I did that last year and the stupid glass fell out of the sliders.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Manitowoc? About 100 miles south of there... You from Wisconsin?
     
  14. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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  16. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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  17. Jan 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    im not, my girlfriend is from Manti

    i could do that for the mail box... however not for work ...
     
  18. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    you could just leave them slightly cracked at night... not like it's going to really make a diff on the interior cabin temp when it's that cold out anyway.
     
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  20. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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