Question about 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1 Answer

The door handle on the driver's side is broken...if you try to pull the handle the door does not open, you need to open it from the inside to get it open. How do we fix it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 195 Answers

1. You need to remove the door panel on the inside of the door first.
2. Make sure the window is all the way up.
3. Remove approximately 2 or 3 screws and the rod that is attached to the handle from within the inside of the door.
4. Replace with new handle attach screws and attach rod.
5. Put door panel back on and your done.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 130 Answers

SOURCE: 1998 GMC 2500 driver side door won't open from inside

standard problem; must replace the handle on the inside which entails drilling out rivets, etc. Easier to have a mechanic do it and the cost is around 150$... kind of worth it when you try to do it yourself. Let the problem go longer and the handle, itself, just lies there in a retarded fashion. Basically, the inside of the door latch has a piece of plastic that breaks off. Go figure. Build cheap ****; expect bad results.

This should have been made from a higher density material to offset this problem.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

fcsr
  • 43 Answers

SOURCE: Drivers side door handle won't work

Some linkage maybe broken on the door handle. Door panel removal instructions are availablel on line www.carstereohelp.com/strford.htm but determining the problem will have to be found on your own.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

JustJeeps
  • 74 Answers

SOURCE: 98 Jeep Wrangler door handle won't open door

there is a metal bar inside that clips into the handle they come off all the time there is a plastic clip that hold the 2 together it most likely has fallen off and into the bottom of the door you can put it back together easily if clip cannot be found you can buy them at local parts store for a couple bucks..hope this helps

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Driver's door handle will not open the door

Take it to the buick dealer. As the daughter of a mechanic, it was a call I didn't want to make! The dealer installed two handles for me and painted them to match for under $100.00. Well worth the trip.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

  • 22 Answers

SOURCE: Driver side door lock seems mechanically "stuck"

The panel pops off. There are cheap tools to help with this at your local AutoZone. You may be able to just pull them off, you will need new clips which are just a couple of dollars or else your panels will be loose when you put them on. There maybe a screw or 2 that will be hiding and you will find them as your taking the panel off, start at the bottom. As for your original problem I would say the linkage is binding up some where and needs a bit of grease. Hope this helps. Richard

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 ford focus driver door will not open when door handal is pulled what do i need to fix it


need to open the door skin (remove from door)
there should be a metal rod going to the inside of the handle if lifting the handle is not opening the lock you will have to bend it in such a manner that it will put more strain on it (tighten) from the lock to the handle then replace door and try again, f not the inside of your handle may be broken or damaged check it on the inside for worn eyelet hole or broken and replace as needed

Sep 27, 2014 | 2004 Ford Focus

1 Answer

How do I repair the inside drivers door latch on my 2007 VW Eos?


It sounds like you have either broken the inside door release or dropped the connecting bar to the latch. If you pull the inside handle, can you see a broken tab? Check the passenger side to see if they look the same when you pull the handle. The handle is spring loaded so it will always return back to its original position even if the connecting bar to the door latch is not connected.

Sep 04, 2014 | 2007 Volkswagen EOS Convertible

1 Answer

Driver side door


Hi Paul, I'm glad to help! Most problems with door handles that won't open the door is broken parts inside the door. Pull the door panel off and move the handle while watching inside the door to see what is broken. Once you've found the broken part, simply replace it. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Paul.

Feb 10, 2014 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

2008 ford fusion driver side door will not open from the inside


You will need to remove the door handle, but you may have to pull the door trim plate first. Pull the handle assembly outward and inspect it to make sure the inner door connector rods are attached. These are held in place with plastic pieces, and plastic parts on the door handle. Replace the handle if the rod loop is broken. Replace the door rod ends with new hardware. This can all be done in your driveway, and requires very little mechanical knowledge or skills.

Jan 02, 2013 | 2008 Ford Fusion

1 Answer

I can't open the diver side door with the key or the keyless unit


handle may be broken from the inside of the door or the rod may be bent or disconnected. have to take the panel off to see it. when off, have someone pull the handle up a few times so you can look at it from the inside to see what its not doing

Jun 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

1 Answer

Drivers side door on my jeep cherokee will not open from inside


most likely the inner door handle has a broken hooking tab for the rod to the latch plate.most door panels are held in place with a few screws around the door pull handle and arm rest than most of the sides and bottom of the door panel are held by plastic snap clips. with a large straight blade screw driver start at a corner of the door panel , slide the blade of the screw driver under the edge of the panel and lightly pry out untill you lossen up one of the clips than slide along the screw driver to the next clip , keep going till the panel is lossened up.

Mar 29, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Replacing the driver side inside door handle


Find and remove two screws visible on the door panel, including underneath small covers. Pop them off with a small screwdriver. Lift front edge of control panel, then pull forward and lift out. Pull upper door panel from door. Disconnect courtesy light connector. Disconnect door open handle cable assembly and door lock cable assembly. You might need to lift panel and twist to get it off.

Feb 23, 2009 | 1998 Lexus Sc 300

2 Answers

Drivers side door handle won't work


Some linkage maybe broken on the door handle. Door panel removal instructions are availablel on line www.carstereohelp.com/strford.htm but determining the problem will have to be found on your own.

Nov 12, 2008 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

DOOR WON'T OPEN FROM INSIDE OF NISSAN ALTIMA 2002 ON DRIVER'S SIDE


There is a cable that attaches to the inside door latch release handle. The plastic that retains this cable is most likely broken. I have seen this before. If the retainer is not holding the cable sheath correctly, the entire cable moves when the handle is pulled and does not release the door latch.

Remove the door panel and inspect this cable. You will see 2 cables (one is for the door lock). If the plastic is broken, you will need a new interior handle assembly.

Hope this is helpful!!



Nissan Scope Technician- 10+ years experience in Nissan dealership

Nov 09, 2008 | 2002 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Broken (or stuck?) driver's side door mechanism


Just go to a junk yard and pull them off a junker and put them on yours. Simple fix with a screwdriver. Most Toyota stuff has already been shipped out to Japan so you may have to go to a dealership for them. I can understand what your saying friend about cash limitations, if someone told me to pay attention I'd have to take out a loan. You'll work it out somehow. You may have to just hook a wire to the handle mounts to pull them unlatched. As for the one not unlocking, pull the inside panel off and unhook the lock and unlock it. Luck toya Bro.

Jul 07, 2017 | 1984 Toyota Tercel

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette Logo

191 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8152 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...