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99formulam6 11-18-2011 06:18 PM

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?

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-18-2011 08:19 PM

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.

Scottina06 11-18-2011 08:53 PM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
it could be the latch too

99formulam6 11-18-2011 09:09 PM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 517875)
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.

Scottina06 11-18-2011 09:12 PM

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

99formulam6 11-18-2011 09:15 PM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 517894)
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.

Scottina06 11-18-2011 09:18 PM

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.

swing4terps 12-08-2011 09:53 AM

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?

Thanks.

swing4terps 04-15-2012 10:02 PM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
Can someone confirm that 08+ handles will fit on an 05?

SvenskaJeepGuy 04-16-2012 12:22 AM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
Painted handles were offered in all years from 05-10 so it will not matter

NUSO 01-24-2013 04:58 PM

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

Madanio24 01-25-2013 02:07 PM

Re: replacing exterior door handle
 
I have 2010 srt handles handles on my jeep, plug and play will not matter


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