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Old 23-01-2019   #1
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What next .....Passenger door handle !

Eh up all,

For those who are aware i bought a 500 for my daughter back in November and its throwing up regular issues - all known so far !

Ive already replaced the drivers door hinge part as this broke in December.

Now ....the passenger handle is worrying me - its "sticking/slow" at the lock side NOT the hinge end?

so when you open it the mechanism fails to "snap shut" , im concerned its on its way out but before i replace is it worth a shot of lube ?

Otherwise if its a new handle any recommendations do i go for Fiat OEM at £30.00 of ebay or spurious or a used one? Any views before i (rephrase make my daughter) cough up the cash.

As always any help appreciated.

Not done the drive shaft seal yet as too wet and cold - its just a weep still so will limp it on until Feb / Mar - im getting too old for this lark

cheers all
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Re: What next .....Passenger door handle !

Iíve changed quite a few handles. Sometimes the nut that holds the hinge end is too tight and causes tension pulling the handle out a bit. Loosening it a bit can often release the tension allowing it to snap back.

The OEM ones from Shop4parts are good quality if you decide to fork out £30 . Passenger ones are much easier to change than drivers due to just the one rod.
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Re: What next .....Passenger door handle !

Typecastboy,

Cheers for that - will try first and see what happens easy enough to strip out now ive done one.

will take your advice and opt for a oem through shoppart
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Re: What next .....Passenger door handle !

All,

Well I tinkered with the handle over the weekend and squirted wd40 into the latch mech. Then loaded with lubricant spray. After a soak overnight works at treat. Will keep any eye on it though.

Worth a try before forking out!

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