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Old 09-11-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Interior driver door handle broke.....sort of ??

I cant get a break.......When I got home today I went to open the driver door and heard a pop and now the handle droops....but still functions ??

ANyone else had this happen ??

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Old 09-11-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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UGH.... I have had my door panels off a couple of times. It is pretty easy. I am guessing one of the plastic goodies in there either came detached or broke. Either way it'll be an easy fix (I hope).

Here is the Pelican DIY I used to get the door panel off;

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Old 09-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Chuck, did I mention I hate working with interior parts.....especially door panels......they never seem to go back the same way they came off....this is a great bunch of people here

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Old 09-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #4
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I just replaced the driver side window regulator. I bought these tools from Harbor Freight and they made the job way easier. I didn't break any of the panel clips. The mirror cover pulls out at the bottom and then slides up the pillar to release. I ground off some of the burrs on the pliers and then wrapped the working end with electrical tape to help prevent marring. I wished I had these pliers 30 years ago. I have used the plastic tools for all sorts of prying and adjusting.

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Old 09-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #5
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I just replaced the driver side window regulator. I bought these tools from Harbor Freight and they made the job way easier. I didn't break any of the panel clips. The mirror cover pulls out at the bottom and then slides up the pillar to release. I ground off some of the burrs on the pliers and then wrapped the working end with electrical tape to help prevent marring. I wished I had these pliers 30 years ago. I have used the plastic tools for all sorts of prying and adjusting.

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I have both of these tools and agree they are so helpful.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:22 PM   #6
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On my '01 the spring that holds the handle tight was broken. Pretty easy to replace if you have the part handy. I bet Woody has a few around.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:44 AM   #7
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sounds like the spring broke as described in the previous thread. i had the same happen to me. i opened it up and lucky for me just a small piece of the spring broke, the "hook" end that grabs the handle mechanism. i just made another "hook" with some thin pliers and worked just fine.

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