Originally Posted by malone_703
I've fixed the actuating rod in my 95 YJ on the driver side several times. The interior handle fails to open the door from the inside. I've never had a problem until now. This latest fix I used an actuating rod from a wreckers that appears to be bent to clear the window mechanism. This latest fix has introduced a metal on glass scraping noise as I roll down the window. Also as the window rolls down the actuating rod tries to push the interior handle out of its mount. Do I need to bend the rod a particular way or does the window mechanism need work? Thanks in advance for any advice.
I had the same problem with my door. If your window rolls up and down without the rod in place, then it's just a actuating rod bent out of whack. I had to bend the rod slightly, then snap it back into the door. I would then check the handles (both inside and out) and then roll the window up to ensure there was no binding. If it did bind, I made a mental note of the contact area by looking down inside the door to see which area of the rod was hitting against the window regulator.
It took around three tries to get it right, but once I bent the rod the right way it worked flawlessly. I would also recommend hitting all the inner door mechanics with plenty of WD40 to make sure everything works smoothly. Pay special attention to the rod clips that hold the rod in the door handle. Put some WD40 or grease on them to keep them well lubricated. I broke a few of them over the course of a year. I lubed them up and haven't had any issues since.
I hope this helps