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Old 01-14-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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92 YJ hard door fix?

My passenger side inside door handle keeps separating itself from the rod. I have "fixed" it twice and it still pops off. Can't tell if the rod is bent or if the plastic thing that sits in the handle is too small. Any help would be awesome. People don't like riding in it when they can't exit out the passenger side. I will take any voodoo or magic that will help. Thanks

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have had that same problem before..if the rod is not bent perfectly as it should be it will pop off..you might also have a problem with the retainer clip,I don't know.But,I do know that the rod will cause it

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Old 01-14-2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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" I have "fixed"" not yet! Make sure it lines up just right.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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I wondered about the rod. I will order one and try that. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:41 PM   #5
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I just kept straightening/bending mine until I got it right
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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Does the rod come out of the clip, or does the clip come out of the handle? My problem was the clip kept popping out of the handle, after replacing the clip, it still did the same thing, turned out the hole in the handle was worn just enough to let it happen.

Got a new inner handle and back to "life is good" again. www.shopjeepparts.com is where I got the parts for my doors.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #7
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Clip comes out of the handle. I will check that too. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:22 AM   #8
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I just replaced all outer and inner door parts on mine this past fall. New handles (in and out) as well as both rods with clips. Make sure to get the right rod because they are different lengths. Works like a charm now!
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Spine_doc, where did you find the longer rod? I ordered the short one (which was wrong) from Morris. I think the inside handle was wore out but now the ridges on the end of the rod are smooth. Hopefully that will fix this mess. Thank God everything else is working fine, since this was challenging my pea brain.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:33 AM   #10
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Never mind, I simply asked the guys at Morris and they sent me the right one. I'm an idiot!
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:31 AM   #11
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I'm having door latch problems as well. Right now I can't open the drivers side door at all. I have to get in the passenger side and climb over. I have "repaired" both doors over and over and they just don't stay fixed. This has to be the worst design ever.
I was wondering if the latch mechanism is the same for full doors and half doors. I have never looked at a half door up close. I was thinking of finding some half doors and ditching the full doors. But if the latch is the same it would be fruitless.
I miss my old soft doors from my CJ days ....
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The latch mechanism in the door is totally different between full anf half doors even the inside and outside handles are different.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:19 PM   #13
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Ok, so after two wrong parts being ordered. The right guy at Morris told me they no longer carry or make that part for the doors. He looked up the part number and found three left in the United States at Chrysler dealerships. He said that part manufacturers only make some parts for ten years then can stop stocking them. I now know to NEVER throw anything away before you know that you can get another one. I'm new to this and will probably learn a new lesson every time something needs fixed. Oh well. Lesson one learned.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #14
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This last weekend I tackled my full door issues and I may have figured it out. I straightened the rod from the inside handle and left the cover plate off of the latching mechanism and it works. Every time I would put the plate on the rod would slip out of the clip, so now there is room for the mechanism to work. I WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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