Door handle

Tom Ellis tom at
Thu Aug 4 13:51:49 EDT 2005

Hi John,

The only way to do the repair is to remove the door panel.  There are two
possible problem spots.  The first and most likely is a small plastic
connector that attaches between the lock/key mechanism and a rod that runs
down to the lock actuator.  The second possibility is that the rod has
somehow detached from the actuator or the actuator has come loose, which
isn't very likely.  The part needed to repair the problem is cheap, but
getting it on requires patience and good dexterity - unless you want to
remove the window mechanism/track first, and then it's easy.  But since
pulling the window track is a major pain I'd just try to clip on the plastic

I had the same problem with my passenger door last year.  Scraped my
knuckles a bit but not too bad a job.  Good luck!

Tom Ellis

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