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Old 05-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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failed inspection need help

So as it says i didnt pass my inspection, because of one lame problem.....the drivers door wont open from the inside. How can i fix this?? it opens from the outside and locks just fine any advice would be helpful.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Move to a state that doesn't have BS "inspection" laws.


Or bring it in without the doors on.................

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Old 05-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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i agree, what next
will torn seats make you fail too?
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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errr....take the doors off or fix the latch.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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Dude, ... it's a Jeep! Go swap doors with a buddy who has the same color, or half doors, and get it passed! (and for his/her troubles a nice can of Seafoam for the gastank would be a nice gesture! If it's white or red and you lived in SLC I'd help ya out.

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Old 05-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #6
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Dude, ... it's a Jeep! Go swap doors with a buddy who has the same color, or half doors, and get it passed! (and for his/her troubles a nice can of Seafoam for the gastank would be a nice gesture! If it's white or red and you lived in SLC I'd help ya out.

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to my knowledge here in utah you dont even need to have the doors on to pass safety.
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Damn i gotta move to there here you cant even have have a loud exhaust without getting a ticket, leave it to uncle sam to suck the fun out of everything, but does anyone know any thing about how to take apart and fix the latch??
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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What year jeep? Full doors or half?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:44 PM   #9
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if you were a inspection technician like me you could "legally-" drive junk cause it would pass all the time.
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if it were me, id just take that thing apart and see whats causing the issue.

i dont know where (off the top of my head) to track down a new door latch assembly, but they are out there im sure. try quadratec.com

take a peak inside it, and if its not something you think you can "jerry rig" yourself and make work, youre gonna need a new one, so you will need to take it apart anyways.
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ok, just took my own advise about quadratec.

Outter Door Driver's Side Paddle Handle

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Interior Door Handle

fairly cheap if you need to go this route.

(i just assumed you have a TJ)
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take the handle off look inside theres a rod that connects to the handle either the plastic piece that holds the rod on the handle broke and the rod is just hanging there or the hole that the rod sits in on the handle is broke if its the second then you need a new handle if its the first the you need a new plastic retainer piece
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yeah i do have a tj its a 97, i'll try looking at the part you were talking about and hopefully be able to rig something up, enough to pass that is.

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