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Interior handle mechanism suburban doors problem

Drivers interior handle mechanism will not open the door from the inside.
Opening the door from the outside works.
When taking apart the door panel, I find if I pull the mechanism/bar
by hand it opens.
The mechanism seems in good shape. But lacks leverage to open.
The interior door handle itself is fine.

Both front doors have this problem.
Any help is appreciated.

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  • lhjaris Nov 13, 2008

    Thanks for the information,



    I will look more closely at the handle release. On one of the doors the plastic handle is now

    broken because of pulling hard in the handle to open the door.



    Thanks

    Spike

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Somethig is either broken or bent, look closely at the handle release.

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There is a small adjuster to take up any wear or stretching its normally near the handle but could be anywhere along the bar. bet ya the drivers door stoped first. because of more use

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