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post #1 of 3 Old 02-06-2009, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
the_art_of_desi
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replaced interior door latch, door does not open from inside now!

full hard doors btw..

So the little clips holding the door latch and unlock rocker broke and i replaced them... put the door back together, tried lock, unlock, etc... Exterior handle works ok, but i went to get out of the Jeep this morning at work and was stuck with the handle laughing at me... had to roll down the window to open the door from the outside...

is this just a simple rod adjustment inside? im assuming the interior handle is not pulling the rod far enough, thus causing it not to open? would you just thread the rod a little shorter?

second problem, the exterior latch is loose? it is almost like the spring is not returning the handle back into place after you open the door... there is a lot of play in the exterior handle... is there an adjustment for this? or do i have to replace the exterior handles?

third problem... whats the best way to adjust the door latch properly? these are door i picked up last night and they close and fit ok, but you need a little force and persuasion... is this adjustment made at the hinges or the latch in the door?

thanks for any help you can offer!


1997 TJ SE - Emeral Green Pearl
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2.5" OME lift, OME LT shocks, 2" BL, Currie Control Arms, Currie HD Steering, Currie Trackbars, Warn M8000
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-06-2009, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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bump it up

1997 TJ SE - Emeral Green Pearl
2.5L : AX-5 : NP231, D30HP : D44 : 4:88 : Front Aussie
2.5" OME lift, OME LT shocks, 2" BL, Currie Control Arms, Currie HD Steering, Currie Trackbars, Warn M8000
Custom Front and Rear Bumpers, Custom Rock Sliders, OBA
33" x 12.5" x 15" Goodyear MTRs, Black Steelies
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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I haven't taken mine apart but more then likely the metal arm probably fell out of the clip.
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