95 YJ Interior Door Handle Replacement - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > 95 YJ Interior Door Handle Replacement

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! Clayton Off Road JK Short Arm Suspension Kits

Reply
Unread 02-04-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
kiddevo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 6
95 YJ Interior Door Handle Replacement

95 Wrangler Rio Grande

Interior door handle snapped off! I got a replacement part, but something tells me I will need to be walked through the process of repairing. How hard of a job is this? Does the interior panel have to come off, and if so, how do you do this?

Also if the panel has to come off to hook up new handle, how does it sit flush on the outside of the panel? Does that happen when you screw it down?

Does anyone have details (pics would be great) on:
- Removing the panel
- Installing new handle/lock

THANKS!

kiddevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
schaef89
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 846
Firstly, Full or half doors? The screw is the only thing holding the handle to the door. There are metal rods connecting the outside paddle handle to this running through the inside of the door. The rods connect to plastic pins that go into holes on the backside of the interior handle. If it is a full door, you'll have two rods, and the half door has one depending if you have locks or not (my half doors don't lock).

You have to take the screw out and mess around with the linkage to get the new handle on. It's a pain and takes some patience. It took me the better part of an hour to replace mine (the mounting screw was rusted in).

Best advise is use wd40 if the bolt looks rough and be gentle. Once the handle is loose you'll see white plastic clips that hold the rods to the black handle lever (backside of the handle). I took the white plastic "pin" out of the black plastic level arm with some finesse and a screwdriver. From there I replaced the handle and then, with some more finesse, put the white pins back in the black level arm for the handle.

Hopefully I explained it good enough for you to follow. Just be patient and you'll get it. It's a very tight spot to work.
schaef89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
GRYDE001
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 689
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ga...2/index67.html


start at post 996
__________________
""Leave it stock, it will live longer. Just understand that its never gonna be as fast as a minivan""
GRYDE001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
kiddevo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 6
Thanks. It is a full door. So are you saying you were able to do it without removing the interior panel? That would be great!

Does anyone have pictures?
kiddevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
kiddevo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 6
Thanks!

Thanks just got back in the house. On paper an easy fix.... In real life... .PITA.... But got it done! My '95 and I thank you...
kiddevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
stevedude19
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Winkler, Manitoba
Posts: 336
Anyone know of any inner door handles that are metal? This will be the third time the passenger side needs replacing due to plastic braking. Could be partially cause I don't have bushings for my doors. And thoughts? Anyone ever make their own?
stevedude19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
Matt The Hammer
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westville, NJ
Posts: 980
The little white clips that attach the end of the rod to the handle are sold by themselves. You can find them in the parts store in the Help section. I forget what they sell as (maybe a GM door part) but they are sold in a blister pack of 4 for about 5 bucks.

Make sure your rods are not binding up. Those nylon sleeves help too.

Sent from my rotary phone using JeepForum
__________________
2013 JKU
1995 YJ
Matt The Hammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #8
scubamc
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,399
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevedude19 View Post
Anyone know of any inner door handles that are metal?
http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....ductid=DHA4000
scubamc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
stevedude19
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Winkler, Manitoba
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by scubamc View Post
im taking about the actual handle to open the door
stevedude19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-19-2011, 02:37 PM   #10
jay1335
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 404
I wish I could find these too!!! I just bought new plastic crap cheap ones and man do they suck!! The thing was brand new and it broke!!! I had to drill parts of it out and use screws to reinforce it. Someone has to make something better than these. I may try and take my Cherokee ones off as they are metal and see if they can be modified to fit.
__________________
My Build Thread -http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...-build-664589/
jay1335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #11
Matt The Hammer
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westville, NJ
Posts: 980
You shouldn't need to pull on the interior levers that hard to open the door. Look into re-greasing the latch mechanism so it opens easier. There are some spots in there that are metal on metal and can get filled with some grime.

The mechanism is the latch at the door pin/striker. You'll need to remove the vinyl interior panel, then get into the latch mechanism. If I recall, there is an access plate screwed onto the door. I'm going from memory, sorry.

I've been there snapping the junk plastic handles. Check to make sure that the latch operates easily and the rods aren't catching each other or something else.

I used grease and some narrow stcks to get it worked into the latch. Remember that WD-40 isn't a lubricant. Also make sure that the latch and the pin are lined up right and not off centered. This will also make opening the door harder - thus causing you to pull the lever with too much force.

Knock on wood, my current interior handles are a few years old now. Before I re-lubed the latch, I was destroying them on a weekly basis.
__________________
2013 JKU
1995 YJ
Matt The Hammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #12
jay1335
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 404
I just rebuilt my doors and they work like butter!! But I have to say these door handles are really cheap. Someone out there has to make a better set.
__________________
My Build Thread -http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...-build-664589/
jay1335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #13
stevedude19
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Winkler, Manitoba
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
You shouldn't need to pull on the interior levers that hard to open the door. Look into re-greasing the latch mechanism so it opens easier. There are some spots in there that are metal on metal and can get filled with some grime.

The mechanism is the latch at the door pin/striker. You'll need to remove the vinyl interior panel, then get into the latch mechanism. If I recall, there is an access plate screwed onto the door. I'm going from memory, sorry.

I've been there snapping the junk plastic handles. Check to make sure that the latch operates easily and the rods aren't catching each other or something else.

I used grease and some narrow stcks to get it worked into the latch. Remember that WD-40 isn't a lubricant. Also make sure that the latch and the pin are lined up right and not off centered. This will also make opening the door harder - thus causing you to pull the lever with too much force.

Knock on wood, my current interior handles are a few years old now. Before I re-lubed the latch, I was destroying them on a weekly basis.
Well once my bushings for my door hinges get here I'm hoping my door line up perfect. I had got some from eBay once but they didn't fit
stevedude19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
Pierce718
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: haddonfield, nj
Posts: 2
95 wrangler yj inside door parts

i have full doors on my jeep, and when i bought it, all of the inside parts of the door were all screwed up. does anyone know where to get those parts. like the metal rod and latch and the plastic pieces for the handles??
Pierce718 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #15
alexs93
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saint Leonard, Maryland
Posts: 137
Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but on a half door for a Yj does anyone know the bolt/screw size for the interior handle? Not the lever to open the door, but the pull handle to make closing the door easier. Thanks.
alexs93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
door , handle , interior , panel , YJ
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.