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    maddoggyusa is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2004 driver door wont' shut in cold weather

    it's the wife's car so I need to fix quickly. Is it a lube problem or do I need to replace the lock and/or latch? Is there a TSB? I keep getting mixed info.

    When it's cold around 30F, the driver door won't stay shut. If it warms up (driving or put in garage), it starts working again. The striker is in the correct position, it just won't latch and stay shut. As it warms up it initially starts to barely latch and then will slowly start to latch properly. Definitely cold related.

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    Re: 2004 driver door wont' shut in cold weather

    Sounds like it just needs lubrication. I would get it warm (if you can) and apply lots of lubricant and work it into the mechanism thoroughly by moving it back and forth.

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    Re: 2004 driver door wont' shut in cold weather

    Or, if it has a greasy lube on it now that is affected by temperature, you may want to try a cleaner/solvent first to remove the old before adding new.
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    Re: 2004 driver door wont' shut in cold weather

    OK, I'll do that and see how it goes. Thanks!

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    Re: 2004 driver door wont' shut in cold weather

    Thaw it and spray some WD into it to displace the moisture. It is freezing and binding.
    Some cars had a recall for something similar but I think they were newer models.
    Be sure someone runs your VIN to identify any possible safety recalls, any dealer should do it by phone.

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