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Mamod17
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Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by Mamod17 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:12 pm

Hi, my left side door handle seems to be sticking open - it doesn't spring back naturally. Once I push it in the door will close properly.

Before I dismantle does anyone have a similar experience with a simple fix? Many thanks!
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Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by bpoliakoff » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:45 pm

Either the spring broke, or I am guessing the retainers that hold the pressure on the spring ends broke off. You will see almost all of the casting is pot metal and if broken as I suspect you will have to replace tthe mechanism which isn't that difficult a job. I did mine many years ago and don;t remember if you have to pull the window. Anyone else that can add more?/
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Mamod17
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Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by Mamod17 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:22 am

Thanks for the info. Will check it out..
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Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by sideshowbob » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:28 pm

Have just had a problem with passenger electric window, which involved removal of all door cards.

While I was at this I thought I would replace the external plastic gasket around the door handle as this was badly scraped. Looked up on the Forum how to remove door handle and it looks such a pig of a job decided I would probably do more harm to the handle and mechanism than a bit of cosmetic damage to a plastic gasket.

If you Google 'door handle removal you will get several links to how to do this.

Good luck !!

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Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by Vir635 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm

I had the same thing with mine. I removed the door cards and lubricated all the moving parts with wd40 and that did the trick

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Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Post by Mamod17 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 pm

Vir635 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm
I had the same thing with mine. I removed the door cards and lubricated all the moving parts with wd40 and that did the trick
Thanks, will give it a go...
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