The back door handle came undone on my 1979 Ford Granada
I was wondering if I could repair a door handle on a 1979 Ford Granada it came undone from the mechanism inside the door and I wonder how to re-attache it to the mechanism that opens the door with the handle.
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if your door is unlocked and it wont open from outside the handle to door latch rod has come undone sometimes the clips holding on handle become brittle or some models the rod uses gravity to sit in the latch and can be jarred out.
take door pad off and its all self explainatory or go to body shop they do these 20 times a day and usally wont charge much
disconnect the battery lead & other wires from the starter motor ,undo the bolts on the starter flange that hold it onto the engine, & if there is nothing in the way the starter should pull straight out,if anything is in the way it will have to be removed first.......hope this helps......cheers
more likely the door handle mechanism is either broken or came undone, the only way to get to it and see what broken or came off is to remove the door cover panel, its not easy job and its time consuming if not mechanical incline although it something fairly simple to fix and repair. you may just have to replace inner door handle if it broken off from the linkage.
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal
(can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to
access everything inside the door
remove and plug vacume line on the distributer and find timing specs on the motor in the vehicle using timing light hook transducer cable to no# 1 cylinder set the idle to manufacturers specs make shure motor is warmed up to operating temp now point thr timing light at the timing plate on crankshaft pulley start the engine and watch for the mark on the harmonic pulley see where it is at when running now if the mark is not lining up with sugested degrees from manufacturer then u must loosen bolt on distributer only loosen 1/4 turn now rotate distributer clockwise or counterclockwise this will make the mark on the harmonic ballancer allign with manufactures required timing specs after aligning marks tighten distributer and unplug distributer vacume line and plug it back into distributer. and test if u need anymore specifics plz read manual carefully good luck