Question about 2005 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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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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