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What are the typical door handle problems?

Old 01-11-2019, 08:33 AM
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I'm trying out one more cheap option, from
Dorman Dorman
this time. Only slightly more expensive but better reviews...let's hope it's not the same exact part with a different brand name on it! Worth a try anyway.
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A couple of weeks ago I was out of town and my son texted me a picture of unidentifiable truck guts. He didn't get OEM handles for Christmas. He ordered the Dorman handle from Amazon. He said it took less than 20 minutes to change and he's very happy for about $12. He took pictures but they are out of focus so I'll spare you. His handle problem sounds like yours. It wasn't the yellow plastic fitting or the spring, the handle itself was broken. I'm happy he figured out how to do it on his own.

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Great.

There are two handles on Amazon. One is Dorman, for $20-ish, the other is around $12. It was the $12 one that broke on me the first cold day after installing it. If his is the cheaper one, I hope he has better luck than I did!
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Well I can say with some certainty that the Dorman handles are exactly the same as the handles I installed before. I guess the extra $8 is for the Dorman sticker on it. All the molded numbers and images matched perfectly on both handles. Well anyway I can open my passenger door from the outside again. I'll just have to be really careful not to pull too hard.
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