Sticking Door Handle Sure Fix.

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  1. 12 Jun 2018 at 6:13 PM #1
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    Just wanted to share this tip with everyone.

    I put up with a clunky/sticking door handle for years.

    I tried tightening the soon to be mentioned bolt as suggested on YT but it didn't

    work.

    Then I got told to try this........... it works perfectly now.

    Edit...... Link here too.... https://youtu.be/ZDiHpo_rk1Q

    [YOUTUBE]/ZDiHpo_rk1Q[/YOUTUBE]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
    gooders, Jun 12, 2018
  2. 13 Jun 2018 at 12:29 AM #2
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    What cured it?
    Link doesn’t work fir me?
     
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  3. 13 Jun 2018 at 7:12 PM #3
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    Top tip, cheers. Just tried it and it worked a treat. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. 13 Jun 2018 at 10:24 PM #4
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    I cant see the tip but hae sticking handles.. what do you need to do to sort it?
     
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  5. 13 Jun 2018 at 10:25 PM #5
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    Ok, but WHY does it work?
     
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  6. 14 Jun 2018 at 9:42 AM #6
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    Edited above so 2 links types available now.

    You need to remove the rubber grommet on the side of the door.

    Loosen the 4mm bolt CLOCKWISE.

    ONLY 3/4 TURN THE BOLT.

    Spray door mechanics with WD40.

    Pull the handle 3 or 4 times.

    And re tighten the bolt.

    It's the pulling the handle 3 or 4 times WHILST the 4mm bolt is lose which is

    the golden bit of the tip.
     
    gooders, Jun 14, 2018
  7. 14 Jun 2018 at 10:42 AM #7
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    Excellent, thanks for sharing
     
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  8. 15 Jun 2018 at 9:26 PM #8
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    Worked a treat, thanks
     
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  9. 15 Jun 2018 at 9:33 PM #9
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    Is the fix different on the passenger side ?
    i.e. Loosen ANTI-CLOCKWISE.
     
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  10. 15 Jun 2018 at 9:42 PM #10
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    Yes
     
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