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Third door 2002 s10 will not open replaced broken handle top latch will release but not bottom latch

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The handle you replaced is a dual action. It should have two linkage arms. 1 coming down from the top & one coming up from the bottom. Sometimes the little plastic keepers that the rods snap into that hold them on to the handle become worn out. Hopefully replace the lower keeper. They may look ok, but it is a very small tolerance.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • Somoma Joe Dec 01, 2010

    My plastic handle broke 3 times until I fabricated a new one myself with an aluminum lever.
    Has worked great now for 4 years.

    There is an upper and lower rod in there so be sure you adjust the keeper on each rod so it works for both the upper and lower latch

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