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Rear door handle maintenance question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Mainer7, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Mainer7

    Mainer7

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    Hello,
    I'm trying to tighten up/adjust the handle/lever on the rear driver swing out door on my
    78 FJ40. It's quite loose and rattly. The rattle doesn't bother me, but I want to make the door close tighter because exhaust is vacuming into the cab and my GF hates it! I can see what needs tightening but cannot get the siler handle off. How can I remove the little lock-pin from the handle shaft? Anybody here that has done this? It seems simple once I get the handle and black boot off of there....

    Thanks a lot,
    Jim
     
  2. 1Fine40

    1Fine40 Rust Buster SILVER Star

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    If I recall correctly, you have a roll pin in there that you have to punch out with a pin punch. That allows the handle to come off and give you access to the rest of the mechanism...
    YMMV.
     
  3. Mainer7

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    Thanks YMMV

    I'll get a pin punch.

    Jim
     
  4. IDave

    IDave

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    Yes, but why are you carrying your GrandFather around in back of your 40 :slap:
     
  5. Mainer7

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    Lol, it's the only way he gets out and around anymore ;)
    He loves the 40, too!

    (Sorry, GF was supposed to mean Girlfriend)
     
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    I knew that :rolleyes:

    Well, tell her to suck up and take it like a man.
     
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