Door Latch link slips out - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 03-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
Dr. Trout Bum's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9
Door Latch link slips out

Yesterday I removed the panel from my 98 TJ because the driver side door (half doors) could not be opened from the inside. I discovered the the link arm was not connected to the door handle.

I popped the link arm back down into the whole, only to discover that it slides up a bit each time I use the inside handle and pops out after 2-4 uses.

Is there something that us supposed to go on the end of the link arm or do you think it's the hole it slides into is not right? I wondering if I need to replace the handle assembly.

"His words carry weight that would break a less interesting man's jaw."
Dr. Trout Bum is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
There's supposed to be a clip that holds it into place. Look down in the bottom of the door and you'll likely find it..or pieces of it anyway.

Nightfall Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 215
I ran into the same issue, but it looks like the clip is pinned in place. I can still see mine attached to the lock, but when you pull the inner door handle it just slips threw
Rafikie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
wwch99tj's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Felton Delaware
Posts: 4,828
wwch99tj is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 215
Mine is an all metal clip and the link rod threads into it. I'll try and snap a pic later
Rafikie is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 door vs 4 door Rawhide.72 JK General Discussion Forum 345 07-17-2013 11:07 AM
how do u get cat pee smell out of nice seats??? JEREMYTJ TJ General Discussion Forum 58 03-15-2012 05:57 PM
Fan switch not working on 3rd speed/Heat only blows out front vents Blackpony04 TJ General Discussion Forum 7 03-06-2012 05:53 PM
Soft top door channel clips NC10735285 TJ General Discussion Forum 5 03-05-2012 11:56 AM
Ugly plastic door trim on 2-door black JK X dwward JK General Discussion Forum 12 03-04-2012 11:56 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC