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Old 25-11-2012   #1
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Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

Does anyone else seem to have a problem with opening the rear doors on theyre evo as my wife always seems to struggle and every now and again i do to, i generally find lifting up instead of pulling the handle towards me works but is this normal or is it broke??
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Re: Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

Erm, well they're not bravo handles where they pull out, you need to pull them up, but if it has been getting progressively worse it may need the rod (I think its a rod anyway) adjusted so it releases the door catch earlier.
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Re: Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

well whatever it is, its getting worse now sometimes when i shut the door it sometimes bounces back at me as if the seatbelts in the way so off back to the dealer only about 6mths left on warranty so getting all the niggles sorted sooner rather than later its also developed a rough idle too...
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Re: Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

The problem is a lever inside the door that seize. The door handle push this lever, which act the lock via a cable.

If the plastic lever seize on his axis, the lock remains open in the same way if you keep pulling handle up.

If you are under warranty ask you dealer what it has done and keep us informed
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Re: Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

Quote Originally Posted by Mkala View Post
The problem is a lever inside the door that seize. The door handle push this lever, which act the lock via a cable.

If the plastic lever seize on his axis, the lock remains open in the same way if you keep pulling handle up.

If you are under warranty ask you dealer what it has done and keep us informed
thanks for that gave the white plastic lever a blast of wd40 and it hasnt happened all day probably be better with some grease i suppose
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thanks for that gave the white plastic lever a blast of wd40 and it hasnt happened all day probably be better with some grease i suppose
You welcome

The one I repared it was hard to unseize it. I started as you, with wd40, than played with the lever back and forth. Then I added motor oil, and finaly grease.
In my opinion the play between the lever and his axis is too low, and with humidity this can cause seizure.

I found a old picture : (not this one I repared, this is original grease)

Thanks Andy Monty thanked for this post
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Re: Punto Evo 4/5 Door rear door problem

thanks for that a bit of lube sorted it in the end, but she went in for a fault with rear window winder regulator and i mentioned the problem and they replaced both door handles today aswell..........they even give it a full valet too
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Nice, thanks for your feedback. All is fine now
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