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Old 08-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Driver outside door handle issue

Hello all! I am frustrated with my drivers side outside door handle. I've owned my Jeep for about a year now and have fixed the handle going on 4 times. What happens is the outside handle stops working because inside the door the threaded connecting rod falls off the latch. I have to take my door apart, fix it and put it all back together, only to have it fall off again in a couple months. Last time I did this I used glue, zip strips and really wrenched the rod in the holder to the point where I thought it would never come off again. But here I am 2 months later and having to crawl across my passenger side seat to open my door from the inside. Does anyone else have this problem often? Is there a more permanent way to fix it? Or an updated replacement latch system that actually works? Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Try Lock-tight or thread lock. Just a drop or two.
It's like a glue but better.
They have different grades and some will never come off. Others you can heat up with a torch to remove a threaded nut.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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Is there supposed to be a nut on the end? That might be my problem! It didn't have one the first time I opened it up so I didn't think it was supposed to. But it is a '98 and I'm not the fist owner by far. Does anyone have pictures of what its supposed to look like?
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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no nut on the end. i had my door panel off the other day. but i would say you could put two nuts on the end then tighten them against each other and they stay on for good. BTW i have an 05.
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