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post #1 of 15 Old 01-28-2008, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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97 driver's door won't open from the inside.

Started about two weeks ago. I'd have to pull the handle a couple times and it would open fine. Now it just won't open. Is there an adjustment on the cable?
Opens from the outside no problem.
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on most obs trucks all the way up on the inside door handle is to far? try pulling it up all the way then letting it down a little bit... I usualy just push out on the door while im pulling the handle to find the G spot.

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ya take the panel off and youll see the opening lever adn youll see were the door handle is attached and then were the cable hooks. take a screw driver and open the gap up. kinda hard to explain but thats what i had to do to mine after i broke the door handle off

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on mine the handle stuck and would not pull. all i had to do was pull the door panel off and clean/lube the pivot on the handle for it to work properly.

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Thanks folks! I'll get on it! Broke the handle off mine too.
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dont worry they break a lot. just know that cause auto zone carries them out on the display. thought that was kinda funny when i got mine

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OK Lads! Ripped the panel off today, added a "spacer" to the end of the cable(the mount looks normal) The cable must be stretched. Then fashioned a piece of angle with a bit of heater hose on it for looks...door works better than new now. I just have to "look" at it the right way and the door opens on my command. Just like my women! Alright!
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dont worry they break a lot. just know that cause auto zone carries them out on the display. thought that was kinda funny when i got mine
Have em' right out on display huh?...hmmm, Might get one if I have a hot date and want to impress...for now, mines a custom, one of a kind job.
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ya i know how you feel. i went around for a while with the panel off with vise grips on the cable..and before that i just rolled down the window

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Take the door skin off and shim the cable where it connects to the handle with a washer or nut and then put it all back together and it will work better than new, just look at it and itll open for you

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