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Questions tagged [freezing]

Can be said of any temperature below 0 Celcius/32 Fahrenheit/273.15 Kelvins, and the consequences of exposure thereof.

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What would be the best method to treat frozen outer door handles?

The car is 2012 VW Passat. For a second year in a row, when it gets really cold, the passanger's outer door handle-mechanism freezes and I cannot open that door. When I lock/unlock the car I hear ...
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Should I open the radiator cap in extreme cold

I have a 1.6L petrol Peugeot 307 (2001) that normally is driven in the south of Sweden where temperatures are typically greater than -10 degrees Celsius, but am now in the north where temperatures can ...
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Can I use a car wash to de-ice my car

Scraping my windshield every morning during winter months is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. I had the idea that I could just drive through the car wash (I have a membership) every morning to do ...
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Best routine for making a frozen car driveable

With temperatures below zero it's always difficult to get going even if the engine itself starts without hiccups and I'd like to know what to do better so that I don't need to wait ten minutes before ...
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Summer windshield washer in winter

I made a stupid mistake this week, I put some summer windshield washer (Temperature > 0°C) in the my car. It's currently -14°C outside so you can guess the fluid is completely frozen. I don't have ...
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Cold weather and gas smell

When told the temperature was going to drop below freezing, I checked my car for antifreeze, made sure there were no liquids inside the cabin, etc. But now, when I start the car, I smell gasoline and ...
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What could cause Oil Pressure light flickering

We've had one of the coldest winters in Michigan lately. Usually my car (2001 Buick Regal) is a trooper in the cold weather, but the other day as I was leaving work, I noticed a blinking light on my ...
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How to maintain power windows to keep them from freezing stuck?

I recently got a car with frameless side windows. Whenever a door handle is touched, the door window is automatically slightly lowered to release it from upper sealing. During winters, temperatures ...
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Ford Focus door not latching closed at freezing temperatures

I recently bought a 2007 Ford Focus. This morning was the first time the car was in freezing temperatures since I have owned it and after unlocking the door and opening it the door latch would not ...
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Car is frozen. cannot start

Okay, my car is frozen. it's negative Fahrenheit over here now. What I've tried: jump start, warm up starter, new spark plugs. nothing helps. I guess the only approach is to heat it in the garage, ...
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How do I deal with frozen washer fluid?

Now that temperatures are dropping below freezing, I decided to fill my wiper fluid reservoir with winterized fluid. I used almost an entire bottle, so it must have been almost empty, but there was ...
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Starting a car that has been sitting for about a year [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time. My 1998 Trans Am has about 80,000 miles on it and has been sitting for about a year without being started in my garage. ...
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How to fix freezing locks

Does anyone know how to prevent locks on car doors from freezing? This is usually only a problem in older cars. I'm not thinking of solutions like WD-40 that really only work for a few days and then ...