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Doors won't open
« on: April 23, 2009, 01:26:17 PM »
The driver's side front and rear doors on my '85 eagle won't open from the outside and I need a blow up diagram so I can take them apart and fix them
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 02:26:04 PM »
More than likely you need new door handles as the tang that goes to the rod that opens the door has broken.  You willl have to pull the interior door panel off to get to the screws that hold the handle assembly on.  You may get lucky and find only the rod clip has come off or is broken.  We do have replacement rod clips in the Eagle Nest Store.  But not door handles.  You will have to post a Wanted Topic for those.  And, welcome to the Nest.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 11:13:05 PM »
So, when you say your doors won't open, do you mean that the latch won't disengage? I had a similar problem with one of the doors on my '87, and I thought it was broken. Turns out I just had to force it open from the inside of the car, then oil it. Sounds stupid, but you might try it before taking everything apart. Hope I was of some assistance.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 05:40:26 AM »
I see he last logged in the day he asked the question. Maybe he got it fixed?
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 08:52:28 PM »
On an Eagle Sedan, both driver side handles would be the same, right? I might need one for the front door but wasn't sure if it would be interchangeable if I were to find a rear handle.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 10:34:40 PM »
front and rear are the same. Left /right are not.  Back side is stamped either LH or RH
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 09:18:13 AM »
And they're available in the aftermarket if you search. AMC used them on Jeeps in various ways, but not on the standard CJ/Wrangler front doors. Those are larger.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 12:12:57 PM »
Wrangler factory half doors, for some model years, used them.  My son's '94 Wrangler had them.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 12:40:34 PM »
Don't bother going to a dealership though to get the handles.  I went a few weeks ago asking for a half door door handle, and they wanted $150 a piece :o

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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 07:06:25 PM »
Don't bother going to a dealership though to get the handles.  I went a few weeks ago asking for a half door door handle, and they wanted $150 a piece :o

WOW!  Talk about mark up!
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 09:36:55 PM »
Don't bother going to a dealership though to get the handles.  I went a few weeks ago asking for a half door door handle, and they wanted $150 a piece :o
wow when i went to my local dealership they wanted $250 each i told them i could find them cheaper.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 11:19:57 PM »
Who needs doors that open?


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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2011, 04:38:24 PM »
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 04:52:31 PM »
that was a great shot.  It really looks like Pat is jumping my eagle.  I need to be dressed like a sherriff, with the old hound dog, going "kew, kew, kew."

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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2011, 07:59:02 PM »
i never knew there were canadian rednecks. :rotfl: you gotta the general though.
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