Question about 2000 Chevrolet Tracker
This is not the side back door but the very back door handle that is stuck up and can't get it down to open the door.
To remove the inside door panel, you do NOT need to pry with a screwdriver! Look closely at the plastic rivets... and you will notice a small round "bulls-eye" in the middle of each rivet. Use any small tool to press this center part in. Once the center is pressed in, the entire rivet can be removed by hand. To re-use the rivet, first pull the center part out.
Posted on May 28, 2010
Remove the inside door panel by gently prying with a large regular screwdriver or pry bar. There are the usual plastic "rivets" that hold this into place. Inside, you will see a plastic moisture barrier. Gently peel this back to reveal the cheesiest door handle assembly in the known universe. The link for the handle is fragile and barely several hair widths in diameter. You'll want to lubricate this generously and after letting it soak, rock it back and forth to work it in. These are prone to rust so be GENTLE. Also, if you ever need to replace the rear license plate lights, this is the way to do it, in addition to removing several phillips screws that hold the handle into place. Not an easy task but with a little forebearance you can manage it well. Just snap everything back into place when you're done and call it a day. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Yes I did it, followed instructions to take back panel off door of tracker, then lubricated the latch system which i could see how it operated with panel off. It now works and i successfully put panel back on. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Saved me a lot of time, headache and money, and I had no experience.
Posted on Jun 05, 2012
The panel pops off. There are cheap tools to help with this at your local AutoZone. You may be able to just pull them off, you will need new clips which are just a couple of dollars or else your panels will be loose when you put them on. There maybe a screw or 2 that will be hiding and you will find them as your taking the panel off, start at the bottom. As for your original problem I would say the linkage is binding up some where and needs a bit of grease. Hope this helps. Richard
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
the linkage behind the handle either the retaining clip broke or popped off need to remove the door panel to check and fix
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks I thought it might be a cable or linkage. Much thanks"
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