two door. Door handle rod question

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two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 23 Mar 2017 22:53

Ok so the rod that connects to the door handle is the one I'm referring too in the picture. Is there a difference in lengths between a 4 door and a two door? My two door car unfortunately did not come with them. I got one from a buddy who has a 4 door and ran into a slight problem. When the rod is attached to the plastic clip on the door handle and fully bolted at the bottom where the rod is mounted I can't move the handle up. I had to loosen the mounting screw at the bottom of the rods mount to get the handle to engage. With the bolt barely threaded on was the only way I can get the handle to lift up and open the door. The next thing I noticed was the handle doest fully disengage. It stays slightly up in the open position due to the length I believe. Thanks in advance any info will be appreciated.

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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby RMS » 24 Mar 2017 08:17

could a guy not tap the thread and trim the excess ?
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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby toylet » 24 Mar 2017 17:55

2dr and 4dr have exact same part number. you have a problem with your latch. check the little spring inside latch. they break

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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 24 Mar 2017 20:25

Ah ok I will have too check that out. I was hoping It wasn't involving me having to pull that whole thing out.
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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby toylet » 24 Mar 2017 21:18

I had same issue went to a hardware store and found a spring that fit, working good now. yes you will have to remove the latch assembly from door.

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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 25 Mar 2017 09:51

toylet wrote:I had same issue went to a hardware store and found a spring that fit, working good now. yes you will have to remove the latch assembly from door.


Cool man thanks for the input. Looks like thats what I will be doing today. I still need to get another rod for the drivers side door. Gonna grab and extra spring to be safe for that door when I get to it.
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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 15 Apr 2017 15:28

toylet wrote:I had same issue went to a hardware store and found a spring that fit, working good now. yes you will have to remove the latch assembly from door.


Is this the spring your referring too?
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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby toylet » 15 Apr 2017 16:30

no there is a spring (missing) that wraps around the center circle thing.. look at the other door latch that works for reference

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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 15 Apr 2017 17:41

toylet wrote:no there is a spring (missing) that wraps around the center circle thing.. look at the other door latch that works for reference



Sorry man neither door latch works or has the missing spring. So I have no idea of what the spring looks like or exactly how it gets mounted. Thanks either way for the reply.
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Re: two door. Door handle rod question

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 17 Apr 2017 10:02



Hell yeah !!! thanks man!!! :mrgreen:
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