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Old 11-18-2011, 06:18 PM
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replacing exterior door handle

How hard is it to remove and replace the exterior door handle? My passenger side is kinda annoying in the sense that you have to pull a little bit harder on it to open the door. I get alot of passengers who think the door is locked because they pull on it, and it doesnt open. If you pull on it a little harder, it opens fine. I dont know if it is just worn out of what, but it bothers me.

Is there a write up or anything?
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:19 PM
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

remove the three screws on the interior door panel and then pull the panel off. you will see the bolts to remove the handle from behind. a socket wrench is all that is needed.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:53 PM
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

it could be the latch too
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:09 PM
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

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it could be the latch too
Can you elaborate a little more? I have no problems with the interior handle, and the actuator was replaced a few months ago at the dealership.
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

ok...if thats been replaced....then i would guess that somehtings come loose....Like the door rod from the handle
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ok...if thats been replaced....then i would guess that somehtings come loose....Like the door rod from the handle
When I got it back from the dealer, a few days later I had to get in the passenger side for something and shut the door, only to find out the didn't connect the interior handle to the rod. So I had to pop the panel off and reconnect it. Everything works now, its just the exterior handle requires a little more travel to open. I havent taken it off to see how it is built and if something inside of it could wear down or something, but it does work, and will open the door everytime.
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

the handles have springs on them....pull it out and see if its rusted or something. When you pull the handles on the front doors,,,,you have to loosen the actuator arm an push it to the side to get to the nuts on the handle.
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

Thread Jack rather than start a new one...

Can someone confirm all 08+ have painted outside handles regardless of trim level?

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Re: replacing exterior door handle

Can someone confirm that 08+ handles will fit on an 05?
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Painted handles were offered in all years from 05-10 so it will not matter
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

I have the same problem on the drivers side front door. Was there ever a fix?
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Re: replacing exterior door handle

I have 2010 srt handles handles on my jeep, plug and play will not matter
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