Question about 1999 GMC Suburban
My drivers side door on my 1999 suburban is now not opening from the inside, what happened? How much is this going to cost to fix? Can I do it myself?
VERY common issue.. the handle being replaced is ok.. but the actual metal rod that connects it to the latch needs bent a little to make it more responsive, what happens is over time this rod (which is bent slightly) will straighten, and the operator pulls harder on the handle which eventually brakes.. then replacing the handle will solve it for a while, until the trend repeats itself... VERY common, I have fixed hundreds in the shop so far...
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Yes you can. I have already replace interior door handles at least 3 times in my 99 suburban.
Go to Autozone or Advance Auto. They have door handles for less than $20.
You will need a rivet gun with rivets greater than 1/8" to rivet the new handle.
The handles dont last because GM designed to break after so many pulls. Pewter metal just don't have the strenght.
This what I did: Disconnect negative battery terminal, remove door panel, drill out old rivet holding the assembly in place, disconnect the rods(2 of them) use a dead blow hammer to tap on the right side of the old handle assembly to free it from the door. Reverse procedure to install new handle
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Its the inside plastic door handle pull. the plastic breaks where the inside pull mechanism attatches to it. Notice, the handle pulls out farther than the one on the other door,but still wont open the door.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
I can't open the door o my 1999 suburban how can i open it to get inide the door to replace the handle
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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