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The rod between the exterior door handle and the latch on my 1981 Corvette keeps sliding up into the door handle. How do you fix it so the rod doesn't keep sliding up into the door handle? Do I need a clip where the rod goes into the exterior door handle?

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My 2002 nissan altima exterior door handle's latch rod came completely out of where it came from while i was attempting to change the exterior door handle. i can't figure out how that latch rod...


Think there may be a bushing missing and that's also how you make adjustments as well. Below are some pictures I had from my service manual. It wasn't much but I hope it helps.


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May 31, 2011 | 2002 Nissan Altima

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Is there any special tools or requirements for removing and installing a new exterior (drivers side) door handle. Please describe the process. Thank you.


nope, just wind the window down, remove screws around the arm rest, pull panel out from door releasing plastic retainers, slide panel up out of window seal, remove plastic door dust shield , wind window up and you will be able to access handle through the inside of door, remove latch rod clip from handle, remove two bolts that screw to handle and thats it. Of course replace in opposite procedure

Jan 22, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Thank you for your response , been going crazy here...got panel off enough to put hand in but don't know where to pull to unlock door.



Jaguar 2000-06 - Locks & Lock Systems
Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation

Door Lock Switch
Door Lock Diagnosis & Testing

  1. Visually inspect the following:
    Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid Door latches Actuating rod Exterior door handle Interior door handle Door lock cylinder Cable Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch Fuse(s) Wiring harness Electrical connector Door lock actuator Remote transmitter batteries Vehicle battery Remote transmitter Door lock switch Front electronic module
  2. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.

Door Lock Motor
Coupe And Convertible
  1. Turn ignition key to position II.
  2. Motor door glass to fully raised position.
  3. Turn ignition key to position O.
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  5. Remove door casing for access.
  6. Remove door water shedder.
  7. Position PVC secondary water shedder for access.
  8. Slacken and remove the door glass rear runner lower securing screws.
  9. Reposition door glass rear runner. Mark the position of the glass rear runner upper securing screw.
  10. Slacken and remove the upper securing screw and move the runner away from the glass.
  11. Disconnect door handle and lock barrel (driver door only) operating rods from latch links.
  12. Slacken and remove the three latch assembly securing screws and position latch for access.
  13. Remove latch motor harness multiplug from mounting bracket and disconnect multiplug.
  14. Release operating cable from door handle. Move inner door handle to the locked position. Remove operating cable outer abutment from support bracket. Disconnect cable inner from door inner handle.
  15. Remove lock motor assembly from door.
  16. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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    Fig. Removing door lock actuator


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  1. Remove the door window glass
  2. Detach the interior door handle.
  3. Detach the actuator remote cable from the interior door handle.
  4. Remove the interior door handle.
  5. Detach the door window glass run.
  6. Remove the exterior door handle retaining screws.
  7. Remove the front door actuator retaining screws.
  8. Reposition the front door actuator and exterior handle.
  9. Remove the front door actuator and exterior handle.
  10. Disconnect the front door actuator remote cable.
  11. Detach the door lock cylinder connecting rod (1).
  12. Detach the exterior door handle connecting rod (2).
  13. Remove the front door actuator (3).
  14. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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    Fig. Removing door lock motor-Sedan



Hope this helps.

Dec 31, 2010 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

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Inside handle will not open door. Can not figure out how to get latch out of door to look at problem. Pulled door panel, moved window rail, 3 screws from latch, and cable mount attached to latch. How do...


There are plastic clips that hold the rods in place - one for the rod that goes to the exterior handle and another that goes to the exterior lock. You need to snap the plastic clips around so they release and then the rods will pull right out.

Sep 26, 2009 | 2000 Toyota Tundra

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1972 corvette stingray, driver side door does not open fron either inside or outside.


Sounds like the door latch mechanism is worn out.

The door latch mechanism for your door is operated by rods, from the inside door handle, and the outside door handle.
It is highly unlikely, (Though not impossible), that all those two rods have fallen off. (Spring clips hold the rods in place. Opening Rod Control Clip. In the link below they are shown as Item E)

With the window all the way down, carefully use a long flat tip screwdriver, to push down on the lever for the door latch mechanism, to open the door. Make sure the lever for the door lock, in the door latch mechanism, is in the fully unlock position.

This link may help show you the inner door hardware, I'm referring to above,

http://www.mamotorworks.com/corvette-c3-door-hardware+1968+1982-inner-1-106-9491.html

You can see that when you pull out on the inner door handle, it pulls a rod forward. This rod is attached to a Bellcrank. The Bellcrank in turn pulls down on another rod, which pulls down on a small lever in the door latch mechanism, to release the door latch.

When you push down on the outside door handle, it pushes a small rod that is attached to that same lever as the inner door handle. Looking down through the window opening in the door, it is that lever that you're trying to push down, to open the door.

Viewing down through the window opening, try to operate the outside door latch a little. Watch to see what lever it tries to move. That's the lever you have to move Down, with the flat tip screwdriver.

With the door open, it is a matter to check out,

1.The Inside Door Opening Control, (The inside door handle is attached to it), to see if the locking part of it is functioning correctly. Make sure that it goes to the full Unlocked position.

2.The Door Latch Mechanism. Make sure it is functioning correctly. It, along with the various door hardware parts inside the door, needs to be lubricated at specific intervals. The more it's used, the higher the interval rate goes up. (I find that owners seem to Skip this task a lot! I use Lubriplate White Lithium spray)

To replace the door latch mechanism, I suggest you buy a manual for your car, so you can view all of the door hardware to remove, to remove the door panel. Then view how the spring clips come off of the rods, and the three screws come out of the door latch mechanism.

Jul 12, 2009 | 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

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Replace left front door outside handle pot metal tip broke off


SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Exterior Front Door Handle Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the front door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Position the watershield aside.
  1. NOTE: The tie strap does not need to be reinstalled.
    If equipped, remove the tie strap from the anti-theft guard.
  1. Remove the screws and position the anti-theft guard aside.
  1. Release the clip and disconnect the exterior door handle actuating rod.
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  1. Remove the anti-theft guard.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle screw.
  1. Remove the exterior handle actuating rod.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle lock cylinder cover.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle.

Apr 25, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Broken door handle - 2001 Nissan Quest SE


first you van order parts at discount from tascafordparts.com.
quest & mecrury villager are the same vehicle made at the same assembly plant. good luck to all. If you were in detroit area, I wold help you.

Trim Panel —Sliding Door Removal
  1. Remove the sliding door trim panel finish panel.
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  1. Remove the rear sliding door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Position the watershield aside.
  1. If equipped, disconnect the sliding door power door lock actuator electrical connector.
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  1. NOTE: Mark the position of the sliding door rear latch cable adjusting bracket before removing the bolt.
  2. Disconnect the sliding door rear latch cable.
  3. Remove the bolt.
  4. Remove the sliding door rear latch cable adjusting bracket from the latch remote control.
  5. Disconnect the sliding door rear latch cable from the latch remote control.
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  1. Remove the 4 sliding door front latch bolts.
NOTE: If necessary, transfer parts to the new sliding door latch remote control.
Remove the sliding door latch remote control.
  1. Remove the bolts.
  1. Remove the sliding door latch remote control.
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Handle —Exterior, Sliding Door Removal
  1. Remove the sliding door latch remote control. For additional information, refer to Latch Remote Control—Sliding Door .
  1. Remove the sliding door exterior handle.
    1. Remove the nuts.
    1. Remove the sliding door exterior handle.
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Mar 08, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Quest

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Replacing exterior door handles 1998 Safari van


remove door panel.. inside door you will see a rod going to the handle..on the end is a clip ..push the clip up off the rod .slide the rod out..remove 2 ..13mm nuts from handle ..remove handle

Nov 14, 2008 | 1998 GMC Safari

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Door won't unlatch or come open


Ford had a problem with the door handles not working properly. They are cheap plastic. If the exterior door handle is broken, you will need to drill out the rivets that hold it in, and then get the door open and the panel off. You have to disconnect the rod going to it. Then, remove the handle. If you don't want to drill again, I suggest replacing the rivets with a bolt and nut easily obtainable at your hardware store. I've found that a M7 bolt works very well. If you are having a problem with the interior door handle, it's the same problem. Remember to check your door latch because if your exterior handle is broken, then your latch isn't working properly. I got one at Ford for about 40 bucks.

Oct 04, 2008 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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