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How to replace a Liftgate Latch Handle on a Chevrolet Uplander?

I need to replace the Liftgate Latch Handle as it has broken loose (behind the trim). The door is now stuck closed because the handle is broken. I have found a replacement part but am not even sure how to get the door open and then to replace the part. If I could get the door open I could possibly figure out how to replace the part.

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SOURCE: 99 Cavalier driver door wont close when cold

In my case the latch mechanism was frozen. The best bet for that is to allow it to be heated; hair dryer or something then put WD40 or something on it until i get a new one

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Stuck door latch 98 K1500

never shut the door to test and always remove ign key as sometimes door lock automaticly,as to why doors will not open did you refit the connection from handle to the lock little metal rod with a plastic clip to hold it on ??assuming it has one as i have never seen a chevrolet only an astro van here in spain .to test without shutting door use a screwdriver to close the mechanism .sorry i couldnt be more helpful

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: back door handle broken

on my 2000 astro i had to remove the inside panel to release it.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: side sliding door

The trick is that there is a small clip holding the inside handle in place. Push the panel in and grab it with small needle nose or forceps.

Then remove all the interior panels.

There are seven torx screws holding the intern latch into the door frame, and three interconnecting bars between the outer and inner inner handles.

Once you have the ability to move the inner assemble around you can get to the two metric nuts holding the exterior handle.

The lock assembly is removed by depressing the metal latch on the bottom of the handle assemble after the handle is fully removed.

Reverse and replace and that's it. (don't for get to have extra plastic door panel clips as they will break as you remove the interior panels)

Overall - I would suggest to just take it to the dealer or to a body shop. I'm told they would do it for about $75. I took about 2 hrs to do this and if you are even a bit shaky and drop anything into the door, it is game over. Next time I will do the dealer thing.





Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken Door Handle on 1998 Chevrolet C1500 PU

carefully use a screwdriver or chisel to pry the interior panel off of the door...it's thin, like an upholstered piece of hard board, held on by plastic ribbed push-studs, every so often. Those studs can be pryed out and pushed in to reinstall many times if you're careful but I did manage to break one on my truck. Of course there is also a couple of screws near the door handle as I recall but they are visible. A small piece of triangular shaped plastic must also be popped / pryed off of the forward window area. I'm drinking right now, but I think you may have to drill out a rivet to remove the old handle assembly but it is really easy, just pick a drill bit about the same diameter as the rivet and drill it till it falls apart. Install the new assembly with a pop rivet of your own. good luck

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Section 01-05: Trim, Interior 1998 Windstar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 01/22/1999 Trim Panel, Door Front
Removal
  1. Remove door latch cover by prying from top edge and pulling trim free of retaining clips and sliding trim away from latch.
  1. Remove portion of armrest containing door lock switch and window regulator control switch (14529) by pulling straight up.
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    Item Part Number Description 1 23942 Front Door Trim Panel 2 56908-S58 Screw (1 Req'd), Right Door 56906-S58 Screw (1 Req'd), Left Door 3 18B978 Radio Speaker Grille Name Plate 4 56911-S58 Screw (1 Req'd) 5 17D720 Cover Assembly Rear View Outside Mirror Mounting Hole
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  1. Pull front door trim panel from the top to release hooks from front door .
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Installation
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Removal
  1. Remove door handle retaining clip by sliding a shop towel between handle and door trim. With tension on the cloth, pull one end of the cloth so it slides between the handle and the door trim. If handle does not come out, reverse direction.
  1. Unfasten 13 christmas tree fasteners using double-acting spring-loaded trim removal tool and pull body side trim panel from body side door.
  1. Remove forward and rearward mating sections from under window trim.
Installation
  1. Replace all christmas tree fasteners.
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
  1. For installation of handle, install clip to handle, then push handle onto shaft to snap in place.


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  1. Remove the liftgate window garnish moulding as described.
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Installation
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