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2002 ford windstar passenger sliding door inside handle broke, Do I have to cut off the old one as it appears that it is riveted on?

The inside handle cracked. I have the replacement. It appears that the handle is riveted on. Do i have to drill the rivets out or is there an easier way to remove it.

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YUou drill the rivets out and then with a special type of rivet you rivet it back on. Buy a rivet head cuter to eash removal .

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take a punch to the center of the rivet where sticking out nock it threw then drill out with drill bit

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Remove the door panel and disconnect the rod going to the latch.

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I had to remove the inside door panel and drill a hole with a 1 1/4 hole saw where the linkage is at the rear of the door. I actually drilled a second hole to shine light in to see. There is a metal bracket at the back that is bent. I used a long screwdriver to pry and bend it back again. You can release the door using the screwdriver to move that bracket also.

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Sounds like the mechanism inside the door has come off, should be a rod and clip that holds it to the latch.

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