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Jeep TJ Wrangler Outer door handle removal

The outer door handle on my pass side is starting to have a latch problem. The latch will jump over the are that it is supposed to me moving to open the door. I am sure all I need to do is bend the latch a little to repair it. I'm sure it started the problem because the mechanism started to gunk up & I took it apart and lubed it up. It now works fine, but the latch is bent so it does not work correctly. So I need to remove the outter door handle to bend the latch back to where it should be. Does anyone know how to remove it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    you can hear the actuator but it will not unlatch the door. The handle acts if it is not connected to the door latch

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The handle is held in place by two vertical wedges on both sides of the handle. To remove just force the wedges up with a hammer and screwdriver (be careful of the glass). Putting them back in is very difficult. I would suggest making the bends or adjustments with it installed so you'll know exactly how much you need. I hope this helps.

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