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Old 02-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Loose Door Handle

My 98 TJ's passenger side exterior door handle it loose. I already took off the panel once, only to be greeted by a metal plate that I cannot take off. Does that mean that they are aftermarket doors? And if so, how do I fix the loose handle?

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Mine is loose too, but it still opens and locks fine. Happened right after i bought it. i think it might be a spring that came off/broke. I've been meaning to take off the inner panel and see if i can fix it. curious to see how you fix yours.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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Your spring is broke,if your cheap like me I just heated the broke end and recent a ear back on it works great
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Yeah just did some research, mine is aftermarket. I really don't want to have to bring it to a shop!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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I don't think it's a spring, the handle you pull works fine. It's the whole plastic square that pulls out about half an inch every time I open it
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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I think the outer handle is held on by 2 bolts, I can't remember but its not hard to get to just a few phillips head screw and you can see the in side not hard at all

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