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Old 01-27-2007, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, the front doors on my Mazda6 wont shut completely when it gets too cold outside (like -20) ... but after 10 mins, when the car is warmed up they close fine ... any ideas why ?? do I need to lube them with something ???

edit: just found a TSB for this issue .. http://www.mazda6tech.com/tsb/doorcold.pdf ... and I am out of warranty *great*

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Old 01-27-2007, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the auto locks working still? what about the alarm, will it set? Can you *gently* hip check the door all the way closed? I had an old car that did that so I would either have to unlock the car, open the door, re-lock it, then re-shut it, or just hip check the door so it would completely close. Keep in mind im not sujesting to do it with allot of force, but gently.

If you cant lock your car door and set the alarm thats a real security problem. but if its just get hard to shut then just have some patience, this severe cold cant last forever. Just how far out of warrentee are you? they might have a heart and help you out if you ask nicely. find out how much the revised door parts are, maybe it wont cost too much.
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it does lock after like 10 mins of warming up, and the auto lock works fine ... but its just annoying waiting for the car to warm-up before the door shuts completely ...
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you can buy silicone lubricants for the door seals.
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"The grease used for the door latch assemblies, and the rubber stopper material has been changed during mass-production to eliminate this concern."

If that's all the was done, could you maybe buy new rubber stoppers? I don't think it would be that expensive.
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you can buy silicone lubricants for the door seals. [/b]
I did lubricate the rubber seals, but I think the problem might be something else ... oh well its not too bad, just wondering if I could fix it myself ...
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mine's been doing the same thing, i just slam the fucker as hard as i can and that usually clicks it
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Same here - they "fixed" it in warantee the first year I owned it...now the problem is back again...guess I'll...uh..squirt some lube around...
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I haven't had this problem yet, but I'm assuming that there is a collection of ice somewhere that's preventing you from closing the door. The cars tolerance won't change to much over the winter temperature change so that's really all I can think of.

I read the TSB and I still don't see why this would happen, although I get all my door seals and hinges greases at ever oil change as per the suggested scheduled maintenance. I guess now I know it's not a waste of time.
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I got Krown rust-proofing and its "supposed" to lube the door joints and stuff ... I guess I'll just get it greased at the next oil change ...
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