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Old 03-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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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
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Mine is an all metal clip and the link rod threads into it. I'll try and snap a pic later
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